Term Dates & School Day at Sacred Heart Primary School
Please note that no parents are allowed onto the school yard before the school day begins. Staff are on duty to ensure the health and safety of all children after they have been dropped off/handed over at the school gates.
Term Dates School Day
RE-OPENS HOLIDAY TRAINING
Friday 17 July 2020 Wednesday 2 September 2020
Summer Holidays Tuesday 1 September 2020
Please be aware these dates
may differ to other Gateshead
schools and local authorities
Friday 23 October 2020 Monday 2 November 2020 Autumn Half Term
Friday 18 December 2020 Tuesday 5 January 2021 Christmas Holidays TBC Monday 4 January
Friday 12 February 2021 Monday 22 February 2021 Spring Half Term
Thursday 1 April 2021 Monday 19 April 2021 Easter Holidays Please be aware these dates
differ to Durham, Sunderland and
Northumberland term dates
Friday 30 April 2021 Tuesday 4 May 2021 May Day
Friday 28 May 2021 Monday 7 June 2021 Summer Half Term TBC Teacher Training Day TBC
Friday 16 July 2021 Tuesday 7 September 2021 (TBC) Summer Holidays Monday 6 September 2021 (TBC) Please be aware these dates differ to other
Gateshead schools and local authorities
Early Years/Reception Key Stage 1(Years 1 and 2) Key Stage 2(Years 3,4,5 & 6)
Morning (Gate Opens 8:45am)
8:50am – 11:45am (Children line up in the main yard)
8:50am – 12:00noon (Children line up in the main yard)
8:50am – 12:00noon
Break As and when required—free flow 10:20am – 10:35am 11:00am – 11:15am
Lunch 11:45am – 12:45pm 12 noon – 1:00pm 12 noon – 1:00pm
Afternoon (Gate Opens at 3:00am)
12:45pm – 3:00pm 1:00pm – 3:05pm
(Children to exit from the main school yard) 1:00pm – 3:10pm
Leave of Absence/Holiday Absence Our Attendance Policy can be found here
Time off school for family holidays cannot be authorised. Schools have the discretion, in exceptional circumstances to authorise leave absence:
For service personnel and other employees who are prevented from taking holidays outside term-time
if the holiday will have minimal disruption to the pupil’s education; When a family needs to spend time together to support each other during or after a crisis.
Applications for Leave of Absence where dates can be known ahead, MUST be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the requested date.
Consideration is given to each request before a decision is reached on behalf of the Governing Body (Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006). Each case will be judged on its merits in line with the criteria outlined above. The decision is final and once the decision to not authorise the leave is taken, it cannot be authorised retrospectively.
If the absence is not authorised and the holiday is taken anyway, the case may be referred to the Attendance Service who will issue a Penalty Notice for £120 (or £60 if paid within 28 days) to each parent for each child taken out of school.
Penalty Notice Proceedings for Unauthorised Holiday Absence
Penalty Notices are issued in accordance with the Attendance Service Code of Conduct.
The Attendance Service is notified that a request for a term time holiday is not authorised
The Attendance Service issue Penalty Notice(s) (one per parent per child)
If Penalty Notice(s) is/are not paid within 28 days of issue, the Attendance Service may instigate court proceedings