8:45am to 3:05 - Reception, Years 1 and 2
8:45am to 3:10 - Years 3 - 6
School gates open at 8:35am for children to enter the classrooms
If your child is ill and cannot attend school, please inform the office by 9:30am, each day of absence
Children do not attend school on the dates marked: Occasional Day or Staff Inset Day
|2022 / 2023|
|Autumn||Thursday||1st September||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Friday||2nd September||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Monday||5th September||Term Commences|
|24th October – 28th October||Half Term|
|Friday||25thNovember||Occasional Day - Children do not attend|
|Wednesday||21st December||Term Ends|
|Spring||Thursday||5th January||Term Commences|
|13th – 17th February||Half Term|
|Friday||31st March||Term Ends|
|Summer||Monday||17th April||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Tuesday||18th April||Term commences|
|Monday||1st May||Bank Holiday|
|Monday||8th May||Bank Holiday|
|29th May – 2nd June||Half Term|
|Monday||5th June||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Tuesday||6th June||Term commences|
|Thursday||20th July||Term Ends|
|Friday||21st July||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|2023 / 2024|
|Autumn||Friday||1st September||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Monday||4th September||Term Commences|
|23rd October – 27th October||Half Term|
|Friday||24th November||Occasional Day - Children do not attend|
|Wednesday||20th December||Term Ends|
|Spring||Thursday||4th January||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Friday||5th January||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Monday||8th January||Term Commences|
|19th – 23rd February||Half Term|
|Thursday||28th March||Term Ends|
|Friday||29th March||Bank Holiday|
|Monday||1st April||Bank Holiday|
|Summer||Monday||15th April||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Tuesday||16th April||Term commences|
|Monday||6th May||Bank Holiday|
|Friday||24th May||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Monday||27th May – 31st May||Half Term|
|Tuesday||23rd July||Term Ends|
|2024 / 2025|
|Autumn||Monday||2nd September||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Tuesday||3rd September||Term Commences|
|28th October – 1st November||Half Term|
|Friday||29th November||Occasional Day - Children do not attend|
|Thursday||19th December||Term Ends|
|Friday||20th December||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Spring||Monday||6th January||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Tuesday||7th January||Term Commences|
|17th – 21st February||Half Term|
|Friday||4th April||Term Ends|
|Summer||Tuesday||22nd April||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|Wednesday||23rd April||Term commences|
|Monday||5th May||Bank Holiday|
|Friday||23rd May||Staff Inset Day - Children do not attend|
|26th May – 30th May||Half Term|
|Wednesday||23rd July||Term Ends|
Good attendance is essential to maintain and firm friendships and to ensure full access to the whole sequence of learning.
If your child is absent from school, please text us by 9.00am on each day of absence.
Safeguarding procedures dictate that parents/carers must inform the school why their child is absent.
We must have 2 contact numbers on record in case we need to contact you.
Levels of attendance at Commonswood are very good.
The Local Authority checks registers regularly and follows up instances of unexplained or persistent absence.
Term time holidays
We are unable to authorise term time holidays. Absence can only be authorised if a child is unwell. If however, the number of unauthorised sessions reaches 15 or more within 2 terms, the local authority may issue you with a Penalty Notice. The Penalty Notice requires parents to pay a fine of £60 within 21 days. If this is not paid within the time limit, the penalty rises to £120 which must be paid within 28 days.
Term time holidays have a negative impact on friendships and learning.
Please avoid taking your child out of school.
Governors’ policy no longer allows term time holidays to be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Section 7 Education Act 1996 places a duty on parents to ensure that their child of compulsory age attends school.