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Term dates and school times

Term dates, school times, important dates and clubs

2021/22 TERM DATES

Autumn Term 2021

Starts

Ends

Half term

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Friday 17 December 2021

Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October 2021 (1 week)

Christmas break:  Monday 20 December – Tuesday 4 January 2022 (2 weeks)

 

Spring Term 2022

Starts

Ends

Half term

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Friday 8 April 2022 

Monday 21 February – Friday 25 February 2022 (1 week)

Easter break:  Monday 11 April – Friday 22 April 2022 (2 weeks)

 

Summer Term 2022

Starts

Ends

Half term

Monday 25 April 2022

Thursday 21 July 2022

Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022 (1 week)

Summer break:  Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September 2022 (6 weeks)

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

  • Monday 6 September 2021
  • Monday 25 October 2021
  • Friday 26 November 2021
  • Monday 20 December 2021
  • Tuesday 4 January 2022

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 

KEY DATES FOR PARENTS

 

13 October 2021 - Year 11 tutor parents' evening

20 October 2021 - Year 7 tutor parents' evening 

20 October 2021 - Year 12 tutor parents evening 

W/c 1 November 2021 - Revision week for Years 7-10 

3 November 2021 - Year 8 parents' evening 

10 November 2021 - Sixth form open evening 

W/c 15 November 2021 - Year 11 revision week

W/c 22 November 2021 - Year 11 mock exams (two weeks)

W/c 29 November 2021 - Year 12 revision week

W/c 6 December 2021 - Year 11 mock exams

W/c 3 January 2022 - Year 13 revision week

W/c 10 January 2022 - Year 13 revision week

W/c 17 January 2022 - Year 13 mock exams

19 January 2022 - Year 11 parents' evening 

W/c 24 January 2022 - Year 13 mock exams 

W/c 31 January 2022 - Revision week for Years 7 - 9

W/c 16 February 2022 - Year 13 tutor reports 

W/c 28 February 2022 - Year 11 revision week

2 March 2022 - Year 13 parents' evening

2 March 2022 - Careers fair for all year groups

W/c 7 March 2022 - Year 10 and 12 revision week

23 March 2022 - Year 9 parents' evening 

6 April 2022 - Year 9 options evening

W/c 2 May 2022 - Year 7 revision week

W/c 2 May 2022 - Year 11 tutor reports

4 May 2022 - Year 10 parents' evening 

9 May 2022 - Year 9 revision week

W/c 16 May 2022 - Year 11 and 13 exams begin (GCSE/A level)

W/c 16 May 2022 - Year 8 revision weel

W/c 23 May 2022 - Revision week for Year 10 and 12 (two weeks)

W/c 13 June 2022 - Year 10 and 12 mock exams (two weeks)

W/c 20 June 2022 - Year 7 reports

W/c 27 June 2022 - Year 10 mock exams

29 June 2022 - Year 7 parents' evening 

W/c 4 July 2022 - Yer 9 tutor reports

W/c 11 July 2022 - Year 8 tutor reports 

W/c 18 July 2022 - Year 10 and 12 tutor reports 

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Our range of extra-curricular activities are a major strength of our school. Enrichment activities range from clubs at lunchtime and after school, to residential trips across the region, the wider UK and beyond. 

Due to our sports college heritage, we offer a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students. These clubs include individual and team sports, providing participation opportunities for students of all abilities.

Our new fitness suite opened in September 2016 and offers sessions before and after school and also at lunchtimes. 

Our lunchtime enrichment timetable offers students a range of activities with something to suit everyone - it’s simply a case of turn up and get involved!