Term Dates 2017/18


Summer Term

Friday 21st July 2017 - Last day of term (1.00pm Finish)


Term Dates 2017/18

Autumn Term

TERM STARTS - Tuesday 5th September 2017

HALF TERM - Monday 23th October 2017 - Friday 27th October 2017

TERM ENDS - Friday 15th December 2017

Spring Term

TERM STARTS - Wednesday 3rd January 2018

HALF TERM - Monday 19th February 2018 - Friday 23th February 2018

TERM ENDS - Thursday 29th March 2018

Summer Term

TERM STARTS - Monday 16th April 2018

HALF TERM - Monday 28th May 2018 - Friday 1st June 2018

TERM ENDS - Friday 20th July 2018



Regular attendance and punctuality is essential.  Only illness, or extreme domestic need  are considered reasons for absence from school. Your child’s education is important to us and we want your child to achieve the best possible results.  To do this it is important that all absences are kept to an absolute minimum.

A pupil who has been absent from school must, on return, bring a note explaining the absence.  This ensures that no pupil can be absent without the knowledge of parents.

The Sutton School & Specialist College operates a first day absence procedure and we ask you to contact the school by 9.00 am on the first day of absence and give us an idea of how long the absence will last.

Should we not hear from you by 9.00 am, the school will contact you by telephone to establish the reason for absence and the likely return date.  Please ensure that you inform us of any changes to your contact details.

The school undertakes to follow up any unexplained absence as quickly as possible and the co-operation of parents is greatly appreciated.

Parents are asked not to send children to school who are feeling unwell in the morning.  If a child falls ill or has an accident while at school we make arrangements for the parents to be informed and the child is taken home where possible.

In case of emergency pupils will be taken to hospital.

Pupils are expected to take part in the Physical Education programme and either a note or medical certificate should be sent prior to any withdrawal from these activities.

Attendance Policy