AUTUMN TERM 2018
|Term begins||Monday, 3rd September 2018|
School closes Friday, 19th October 2018 and re-opens Monday, 29th October 2018
|Term Ends||Thursday, 20th December 2018|
SPRING TERM 2019
|Term begins||Monday, 7th January 2019|
School closes Friday, 15th February 2019 and re-opens Monday, 25th February 2019
|Term Ends||Wednesday, 17th April 2019|
SUMMER TERM 2019
|Term begins||Monday, 29th April 2019|
|Local Elections||Thursday, 2nd May 2019|
|Bank Holiday||Monday, 6th May 2019|
|Half Term||Friday, 24th May 2019 re-opens Monday, 10th June 2019|
|Term Ends||Friday, 19th July 2019|
From 1st September 2018, the criteria for issuing a penalty notice will be reduced and a fine will be considered where a pupil has had 10 sessions (equivalent of five days – consecutive or otherwise) of unauthorised absence over the period of two consecutive half terms.
This change has been introduced because of:
- Requests from Headteachers to strengthen sanctions for unnecessary absence from school
- Increasing numbers of pupils who are classed as persistently absent
- An increase in the amount of absence due to family holidays in term time. The borough’s schools and Bolton Council want all pupils to achieve the best possible results and there is a strong link between regular school attendance and attainment.In law, an offence occurs if a parent or carer fails to secure their child’s regular attendance at school and that absence is not authorised by the Headteacher.The vast majority of pupils in Bolton have an excellent attendance record and we recognise the efforts of so many parents to ensure their children attend school regularly and make the most of their educational opportunities.The School and Bolton Council will continue to work closely together to ensure our children can achieve the best possible outcomes.Should you have any concerns about your child’s attendance or are experiencing difficulties, please contact the school and ask for help.
More information about penalty notices can be found on Bolton Council’s website:
Please feel free to download a PDF copy of our school term dates.
The school bell rings at 8.50 a.m. and the children should be on the playground in time for this. Thank you.