Good attendance at school is expected so that chidren have the best possible chance to achieve their potential.  It is expected that the vast majority of children will attend school for a minimum of 95% of possible school days (190) during any school year.  This means that children need to be at school most days unless they are sick.  

The school does not authorise holidays taken in school time.  Should you decide to take holiday during school time this will be recorded as unauthorised absence.  If  20 unauthorised absences are recorded there will be a referral to Education Welfare and it is possible that a fine will be incurred.

Parents must be aware that time taken out of school time can not be 'made up'.  Also teachers will not provide work for holidays in school time.  Children taken out of school for holidays will be expected to keep a diary/project book of their holiday to be shared upon their return to school.

Full details are in the Admissions and Attendance Policy on the Policies page.


The school  is open for 195 days each year, of these  5 are in service training  (INSET) days for staff only and the school is closed to pupils.


INSET Days 2019/20

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Monday 28th October 2019

Friday 14th February 2020

Monday 1st June 2020

Thursday 23rd July 2020

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