We encourage excellent attendance at school for all of our students and no leave of absence is granted to students, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and are effective from 1st September 2013. The amendments remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.
Amendments have also been made to the 2007 Regulations in the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These new regulations will reduce the timescales for paying a penalty notice: From 1 September 2013, the timescales for payment of fines that Parents/Guardians must pay has been reduce to: £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days. This brings attendance penalty notices into line with other types of penalty notices and allows local authorities to act faster on prosecutions.
Bolton Council have produced two documents regarding holidays and the law. These can be downloaded below.
Term Time Holidays (note the education amendments shown above)
Promoting Good Attendance
Autumn Term 2013 (73 days)
Wednesday 4th September 2013
Monday 28th October 2013 – Friday 1st November 2013
Friday 20th December 2013
Spring Term 2014 (68 days)
Monday 6th January 2014
Monday 17th February 2014 – Friday 21st February 2014
Wednesday 16th April 2014
Summer Term 2014 (49 days)
Wednesday 30th April 2014
Monday 5th May 2014
Monday 26th May 2014 – Friday 30th May 2014
Tuesday 15th July 2014
Total Days for Students: 190
Staff Training Days
Monday 2nd September 2013
Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Wednesday 16th July 2014
4 evenings set aside for Twilight INSET Sessions
A copy of our Holiday Pattern for the academic year of 2013-2014 can be downloaded as a PDF document below.
Holiday Pattern 2013-2014
Our 2014-2015 holiday pattern will be released following consultation with The Governing Body in December 2013.