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Term dates and school times

Term dates and school times

Term dates 2017/18

Autumn first term 5 Sep 2017
(Tue)
20 Oct 2017
(Fri)
Autumn half term holidays 23 Oct 2017
(Mon)
27 Oct 2017
(Fri)
Autumn second term 30 Oct 2017
(Mon)
22 Dec 2017
(Fri)
Winter holidays 25 Dec 2017
(Mon)
5 Jan 2018
(Fri)
Spring first term 8 Jan 2018
(Mon)
9 Feb 2018
(Fri)
Spring half term holidays 12 Feb 2018
(Mon)
16 Feb 2018
(Fri)
Spring second term 19 Feb 2018
(Mon)
29 Mar 2018
(Thu)
Easter holidays 30 Mar 2018
(Fri)
13 Apr 2018
(Fri)
Summer first term 16 Apr 2018
(Mon)
25 May 2018
(Fri)
Summer half term holidays 28 May 2018
(Mon)
1 Jun 2018
(Fri)
Summer second term 4 Jun 2018
(Mon)
20 Jul 2018
(Fri)
Summer holidays 23 Jul 2018
(Mon)
31 Aug 2018
(Fri)

The Academy will also be closed for training purposes on the following days:

  • Friday 20 July 2018

2018/19 term dates

Summer 2018

(6 weeks)

Friday 20 July 2018

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Autumn half term 2018

(1 week)

Friday 26 October 2018

Monday 5 November 2018

Christmas 2018

(2 weeks)

Friday 21 December 2018

Monday 7 January 2019

Spring half term 2019

(1 week)

Friday 15 February 2019

Monday 25 February 2019

Easter 2019

(2 weeks)

Friday 5 April 2019

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Summer half term 2019

(1 week)

Friday 24 May 2019

Monday 3 June 2019

Summer 2019

(6 weeks)

Thursday 18 July 2019

To be determined

The Academy will also be closed for training purposes on the following days:

  • Monday 3 September 2018
  • Friday 30 November 2018
  • Friday 19 July 2019

Holidays and absences in term time

New Government regulations have made it clear that a school or Academy may not grant any leave of absence from school during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Our duty is to ensure all students have complete access to the education provided and we ask for parental support to ensure this happens.

This means:

  • A parent does not have the right to take a child out of school for a holiday or absence in term time.
  • The school will refuse an application for absence unless parents can demonstrate and prove there are exceptional circumstances relating to the request.
  • Absence from the Academy for any reason has a significant effect on learning and is proven to reduce student grades.
  • If a holiday or an absence is taken when permission has not been granted, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence (truancy) and noted on the student’s record of achievement. The information will be sent to Northumberland County Council who will consider whether a fine should be issued. 
  • If a student already has poor attendance and an unauthorised absence is taken, the information may be sent to Northumberland County Council Attendance Enforcement Team who will consider legal proceedings at a magistrate’s court.

School times

Period

Time

Registration

8.40am - 9.00am

Period 1

9.00am - 10.00am

Period 2

10.00am - 11.00am

Break

11.00am - 11.20am

Period 3

11.20am - 12.20pm

Lunch 

12.20pm - 1.00pm
 

Period 4

1.00pm - 2.00pm
 

Period 5 2.00pm - 3.00pm (except Wednesdays, where 2.00pm - 2.30pm is tutor time)