Attendance | Absence

Term Dates

The dates for the 2019/20 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.

2019/2020 Academic Year

empty Starts Ends
Autumn term begins Wednesday 4 September 2019 Friday 18 October 2019
Autumn half term Saturday 19 October 2019 Sunday 27 October 2019
Autumn term continues Monday 28 October 2019 Wednesday 18 December 2019
Christmas holiday Thursday 19 December 2019 Sunday 5 January 2020
Spring term begins Tuesday 7 January 2020 Friday 14 February 2020
Spring half term Saturday 15 February 2020 Sunday 23 February 2020
Spring term continues Monday 24 February 2020 Wednesday 1 April 2020
Easter holiday Thursday 2 April 2020 Sunday 19 April 2020
Summer term begins Monday 20 April 2020 Friday 22 May 2020
Summer half term Saturday 23 May 2020 Sunday 31 May 2020
Summer term continues Monday 1 June 2020 Tuesday 21 July 2020
Summer holiday Wednesday 22 July 2020 View 2020/2021 dates

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.