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|
|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|
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.