Warwickshire County Council Term Dates
|Autumn term 2020|
|Starts||Thursday 3rd September 2020|
|Half term||Monday 26th October Friday 30th October 2020
INSET Monday 2nd November
|Ends||Friday 18th December 2020|
|Christmas holiday||Monday 21st December 2020 to Monday 4th January 2020 INSET|
|Spring term 2021|
|Starts||Tuesday 5th January 2021|
|Half term||Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021|
Wednesday 31st March 2021
INSET Thursday 1st April 2021
|Spring (Easter) holiday||Friday 2nd April 2021 to Friday 16th April 2020|
|Summer term 2021|
Monday 19th April 2021
Bank Holiday - 3rd May
Polling Day - 6th May
Monday 31st May - 4th June
|Ends||Wednesday 21st July 2020|
|Summer holiday begins||Thursday 22nd July 2020|
Taking holiday from school during term time
It is important to talk to the Head teacher or class teacher before a decision to take leave is made.
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 as amended by Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2013 no longer permit Head Teachers to authorise leave for holidays;
Head Teachers may grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances;
If the exceptional circumstances are agreed, the Head Teacher will determine the length of the absence authorised;
Parents may be breaking the law if their children take leave without permission;
School can only consider applications for leave of absence which are made by the resident parent i.e. the parent with whom the child normally resides;
Taking time off school for religious reasons
Talk to school the head teacher or class teacher when you join a school community about your family’s beliefs and their potential impact on your child’s school attendance.
Give as much notice as possible of any likely absence and the reasons for it.
Schools must treat absence as authorised when it is due to religious observance. The day must be exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which the parents belong. Where necessary, schools should seek advice from parents’ religious body about whether it has set the day apart for religious observance.