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Ofsted report 2011-2010

Term dates

Inset days

Every school in the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust has five days of staff training within the school year, known as “Inset days”, when the school is closed to children to enable the teaching staff to undertake training on a particular theme or focus. In 2020-21, the inset days are:

● Tuesday 1 September 2020
● Friday 23 October 2020
● Monday 2 November 2020
● Monday 4 January 2021
● Monday 7 June 2021

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Term Dates 2020-2021

For next year’s term dates please go to our 2021-2022 School Calendar

  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3
  • Term 4
  • Term 5
  • Term 6

Start:
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 
Tuesday 1st September is an Inset day
NB: Y1-6 children start Wednesday 2nd September
NB: Reception children start Monday 7th September

Finish:
Children finish Thursday 22nd October 2020
Friday 23rd October is an inset day

Start:
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Monday 2nd November is an Inset day

Finish:
Friday 18th December 2020

Start:
Children start Tuesday 5th January 2021

Monday 4th January is an Inset day

Finish:
Friday 12th February 2021

Start:
Monday 22nd February 2021

Finish:
Thursday 1st April 2021

Start:
Monday 19th April 2021
NB school closed Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May

Finish:
Friday 28th May 2021

Start:
Tuesday 8th June 2021

Monday 7th June is an Inset day

Finish:
Wednesday 21st July 2021

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
31 August 2020 – August Bank Holiday
25 December 2020 – Christmas Day
28 December 2020 – Boxing Day Bank Holiday
01 January 2021 – New Year’s Holiday
2 April 2021– Good Friday
5 April 2021 – Easter Monday
3 May 2021 – May Bank Holiday
31 May 2021 – Spring Bank Holiday

Holidays in term-time

Children need the continuity and security of undisrupted learning in school. The law states that schools can only authorise holidays in term time in exceptional circumstances. A pupil’s absence in term time can seriously disrupt their learning. Not only do they miss the teaching provided on the days they are away, they are also less prepared after their return for the lessons building on the ones they have missed. This is particularly damaging at the start of the academic year and at the start of terms. There is a consequent risk of under-achievement which the school and parents must seek to avoid. Parents are reminded that important assessments take place during the Summer Term and that the weeks leading up to these are crucial for a child’s preparation.

In exceptional circumstances, a planned absence may be requested using the holiday/absence request form