School Holiday Pattern 2018 - 2019

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Autumn Term 2018
                            
Starts            Open on            Tuesday 4 September 2018
Half Term      Close on            Friday 19 October 2018
                            
                     Open on             Monday 29 October 2018
Ends             Close on            Friday 21 December 2018

Spring Term 2019
                            
Starts            Open on            Tuesday 8 January 2019
Half term       Close on            Friday 15 February 2019

                     Open on            Monday 25 February 2019
End               Closed on         Friday 5 April 2019                                                

                                               Friday 19 April 2019 Bank Holiday (Good Friday)
                                               (closed to pupils)
                                               Monday 22 April 2019 Bank Holiday (Easter Monday)
                                               (closed to pupils)        

Summer Term 2019
Starts           Open on            Tuesday 23 April 2019
                    Close on            Thursday 2 May 2019

                                              Monday 6 May 2019 Bank Holiday (May Day)
                                              (closed to pupils)
                    Re-open on       Tuesday 7 May 2019
Half term     Close on            Friday 24 May 2019

                    Open on            Monday 3 June 2019
Year 11 Leavers Date           Friday 28th June 2019
                   Close on            Friday 19 July 2019
                            

Staff Training Days – School closed to pupils

Monday 3 September 2018 INSET Day (closed to pupils)
Monday 7 January 2019 INSET Day (closed to pupils)
Friday 3 May 2019 Twilight (closed to pupils)
Monday 22 July 2019 Twilight (closed to pupils)
Tuesday 23 July 2019 Twilight (closed to pupils)
Friday 19 April 2019 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
Monday 22 April 2019 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
Monday 6 May 2019 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)

 

School Holiday Pattern 2019 - 2020

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Autumn Term 2019
Starts            Open on            Tuesday 3 September 2019
Half Term      Close on            Thursday 17 October 2019
                            

                     Open on             Monday 28 October 2019
Ends             Close on            Thursday 19 December 2019

 

Spring Term 2020                     
Starts           Open on            Tuesday 7 January 2020
Half term      Close on            Friday 14 February 2020

                    Open on             Monday 24 February 2020
End              Close on            Friday 3 April 2020                                                

                                              Friday 10 April 2020 Bank Holiday (Good Friday)
                                              (closed to pupils)
                                              Monday 13 April 2020 Bank Holiday (Easter Monday)
                                              (closed to pupils)        

Summer Term 2020
Starts         Open on            Monday 20 April 2020
                  Close on            Wednesday 6 May 2020
                                            Friday 8 May 2020 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
                  Re-open on       Monday 11 May 2020
Half term   Close on            Friday 22 May 2020
                                            Monday 25 May 2020 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
                  Open on            Monday 1 June 2020
Year 11 Leavers Date         Friday 26 June 2020
                 Close on            Friday 17 July 2020
                            
Staff Training Days – School closed to pupils

Monday 2 September 2019 INSET Day (closed to pupils)
Friday 18 October 2019 INSET day (closed to pupils) (additional Trust INSET day)
Friday 20 December 2019 Twilight (closed to pupils)
Monday 6 January 2020 INSET Day (closed to pupils)
Thursday 7 May 2020 Twilight (closed to pupils)
Monday 20 July 2020 Twilight (closed to pupils)
Friday 10 April 2020 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
Monday 13 April 2020 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
Friday 8 May 2020 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
Monday 25 May 2020 Bank Holiday (closed to pupils)
 

Leave of absence from school during term time

In line with PCA attendance policy (9/14) Park Community Academy will not authorise any holiday in term time unless it is for exceptional circumstances.  Any leave of absence/family holidays should, be taken during school holidays. If, in exceptional circumstances, you need to request permission for your child to accompany you on a family holiday during term time, you should complete an application form, at least three weeks in advance, stating clearly the reason why the holiday must be taken in term time and outlining the social and educational benefits to your child. Only one request per academic year will be considered for a maximum of 5 Academy days. PCA pays due regard to the value of travel as an important learning, experiential and life skills opportunity for children with additional needs and will always try to support targeted residential opportunities that promote the social, emotional and physical development of the pupils (e.g. RADA), disabled riding etc. The Headteacher has the right to refuse permission having given consideration to:

  • your child’s age
  • the time of year
  • the overall attendance pattern of your child

Important: Leave of absence will only be considered when your child’s overall attendance exceeds our Academy Attendance Target of 95%.

 

Unavoidable School Closures

The Governors and Headteacher of the School will make every effort to ensure that the School is open to receive pupils on the allocated 190 days per year and for staff on 195 days per year.  If circumstances arise where it is felt necessary to close the School partly or wholly, the Headteacher and Governors will follow, in principle, the LEA "Guidelines on Unavoidable Closures" (1996).

Parents/carers will be notified of unavoidable school closures by the school text to parents system, and where appropriate through announcements on Radio Wave.