Term Dates 2016/17


Autumn Term

Monday 5th September 2016 - INSET

Tuesday 6th September 2016 - First day of term for pupils

Friday 21st October 2016 - Inset day

Monday 24th October 2016 - Friday 28th October 2016 - Half term

Friday 16th December 2016 - Last day of term

Spring Term

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 - INSET

Wednesday 4th January 2017 - First day of term for pupils

Monday 20th February 2017 - Friday 24th February - Half term

Friday 7th April 2017 - Last day of term

Summer Term

Monday 24th April 2017 - First day of term for pupils

Monday 29th May 2017 - Friday 2nd June 2017 - Half term

Friday 21st July 2017 - Last day of term


Term Dates 2017/18

Autumn Term

TERM STARTS - Monday 4th September 2017

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

TERM ENDS - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Spring Term

TERM STARTS - Tuesday 2nd 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

*Please note that the total of 195 days includes 5 inset days, which are to be set by the school


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