Term Dates

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Term Dates 2019/20

Autumn Term

TERM STARTS - Monday 2nd September 2019 (INSET Day, pupils return on Tuesday 3rd September)

HALF TERM - Monday 28th October 2019 - Friday 1st November 2019

TERM ENDS - Friday 20th December 2019

Spring Term

TERM STARTS - Monday 6th January 2020 (INSET Day, pupils return on Tuesday 7th January)

HALF TERM - Monday 17th February 2020 - Friday 21st February 2020

TERM ENDS - Friday 3rd April 2020

Summer Term

TERM STARTS - Monday 20th April 2020 (INSET Day, pupils return on Tuesday 21st April)

HALF TERM - Monday 25th May 2020 - Friday 29th May 2020

TERM ENDS - Friday 17th July 2020


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