Attendance | Absence

Term Dates

The dates for the 2018/19 academic year are listed below and are displayed in the office. Term dates for future academic years are available on Cambridgeshire County Council’s website, but will be subject to change once the five professional days for staff training have been set.

 Autumn Term 2018
 Professional Day Tuesday 4th September
 School opens Wednesday 5th September
 School closes Friday 19th October
 Half Term 22nd to 26th October
 School opens Monday 29th October
 School closes Wednesday 19th December
 Spring Term 2019
 Professional Day Thursday 3rd January
 Professional Day Friday 4th January
 School opens Monday 7th January
 School closes Friday 15th February
 Half Term 18th to 22nd February
 School opens Monday 25th February
 School closes Friday 5 April
 Summer Term 2019
 School opens Tuesday 23rd April
 May Day Monday 6th May
 School closes Friday 24th May
 Half Term 27th to 31st May
 School opens Monday 3rd June
Professional Day Friday 28th June
Professional Day Monday 1st July
School closes Wednesday 24th July


School Day

Morning Session 

  • Class 1 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Class 2 9:00am – 12:10pm
  • Class 3 9:00am – 12:15pm
  • Class 4 9:00am – 12:15pm

Morning breaktimes are at 10:30am

Afternoon Session

  • All Classes 1:10pm – 3:20pm


School Entrances

  • The KS2 gates are opened at 8.45am
  • Members of staff will supervise the gates to ensure only pupils, parents/carers and staff are on site
  • Children line up in the playground with their teachers
  • Children enter their classrooms at 8:50-8:55am
  • The KS2 gates are closed at 9:00am
  • Any pupil arriving after 9:00am must report to the school office to register and explain why they are late
  • Arrivals after 9:00am are recorded as being late


Attendance and Punctuality

  • Parents have the responsibility to ensure that their child attends school every day, and arrives on time for school each morning
  • It is expected that all pupils will be in the playground at 8:50am
  • Registers close at 9:00am
  • Pupils who arrive after this time will be recorded as late
  • If pupils arrive late, they will miss an important part of the school day and this can affect their self-esteem and learning

If you know your child will be late, please inform us immediately.


Holidays during term time

Cambridgeshire’s schools and the County Council discourage parents from arranging family holidays during term-time. In exceptional circumstances, you will need to make a written request at least two weeks before the date when you plan to go away, stating the reason why you feel you are unable to arrange your holiday during the school holidays.

Amendments to the 2006 regulations come into force in September 2013 and they remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers should determine the number of days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.

Leave taken when authorisation has not been obtained from the school will be recorded as unauthorised.