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Term Dates

Liturgies Spring 2018


12th January

Foundation Stage

2nd February

Year 3

9th February

Year 4

23rd February

Year 6

9th March

Year 5

  16th March   Year 2
  23rd March   Year 1


Parents are invited to their child’s class liturgies. The liturgies are a wonderful time of prayer and a chance to celebrate the children’s learning. They start at 9.15am on Fridays and usually last for about 20 minutes.

Request for Absence - Please remember that the school cannot authorise any absence for holidays.


We have published these term dates so you can plan your holidays during holiday time and not during school time. The Local Authority takes the view that taking children on holiday during term time can be damaging to a child's educational progress for two reasons.  Firstly, children find it very difficult to catch up on the learning that they have missed and in the longer term this can have a negative impact on their progress.  Secondly and as importantly, children can be given a very unhelpful message about the value and importance of going to school.  As parents and carers you will want the best education for your child.  By taking holidays during the designated holiday periods, you will be supporting your child's full school attendance, learning and development.

Dates for the Academic Year 2017-2018


Term Dates

January 2018

8th Children return to school

8th Sports Ambassadors event

17th Welcome Mass 2.15pm

17th Reception & Year 6 School Nurse Visit

17th Y5&6 Parents School Journey Meeting, 6pm

25th Football and Netball matches afterschool, away Millmead, Hope and Evans Cup Matches

27th Nursery September 2018 Admissions open day, 1-3pm

30th Year 6 SATs Parents meeting, 6.30pm



7th Forest School – parent volunteers please 1.10pm

8th Parent consultations 1.30-7pm (school closed to children from 1.10pm)

9th Enrichment Day

9th Learning displays afterschool

Spring Half Term: Monday 12th– Friday 16th Feb

27th Parents Forum, 6.30pm

28th Book Fair, 3.15pm



1st World book day

1st Book Fair, 3.15pm

18th St. Joseph’s Day Parish Mass

19th St. Joseph’s Day

21st Year 3 and 4 Easter Production 2.00pm

21st Year 3 and 4 Easter Production 6.30pm

28th Learning displays afterschool

29th End of term School closes 1.15pm

Term Dates 2017 – 2018

Autumn Term 2017

Return to school Monday 4th September 2017 to Tuesday 19th December 2017

Autumn half term – Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October


Spring Term 2018

Return to school Monday 8th January 2018 to Thursday 29th March 2018

Spring Half term Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February

School closed to children Friday 30th March


Summer Term 2018

Return to school Monday 16th April 2018 – Friday 20th July 2018

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May

Half term Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June

School training days; Friday 1st September,

Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th & Friday 5th January, 23rd July