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)


Holiday Pattern 2020-21


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.