Term Dates & Attendance
Winford Church of England Primary School
2022-23 term dates
The school year is 195 days and includes six in-service days used for staff training.
- term 1: Thursday 1 September 2022 to Friday 21 October 2022
- term 2: Monday 31 October 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022
- term 3: Tuesday 3 January 2023 to Friday 10 February 2023
- term 4: Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023
- term 5: Monday 17 April 2023 to Friday 26 May 2023
- term 6: Monday 5 June 2023 to Friday 21 July 2023
Foundation, trust, academy and voluntary aided schools set their own term dates and may differ from ours.
Our schools will also be closed for these public holidays:
- Sunday 25 December 2022: Christmas Day
- Monday 26 December 2022: Boxing Day
- Monday 2 January 2023: New Year’s Day Holiday
- Friday 7 April 2023: Good Friday
- Monday 10 April 2023: Easter Monday
- Monday 1 May 2023: May Bank Holiday
- Monday 29 May 2023: Spring Bank Holiday
- Monday 28 August 2023: Summer Bank Holiday
- Thursday 1 September 2022
- Friday 2 September 2022
- Monday 31 October 2022
- Tuesday 3rd January 2023
- Monday 5th June 2023
Please let us know if your child is unable to attend school due to illness or if they are going to be late. Whenever your child is absent from school, please let us know the reason via email email@example.com or by leaving a message on our Absence Line 01275 476580
If a child is absent and we receive no explanation for their absence by 9.30am, we will phone to ascertain why they are not at school. If you are having difficulties, with attendance, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the matter with either the Headteacher or our pastoral support.
We are required by law to count any unexplained absences as unauthorised. A record is kept of a child’s attendance, including all absences, and is included in our annual report to parents. Figures for the whole school are reported to the Department of Education.
If a child is registered at school, parents have the legal responsibility for ensuring that their child attends regularly.
Medical Appointments (doctors, hospital, dentist etc.): Please inform us if your child has an appointment - parents are asked that wherever possible they remove their child from school for the minimum amount of time or make an appointment out of school hours or in the holidays.
Lateness: The registers close at 9.00; children arriving after this time will be entered as late in the register, this is counted as an unauthorised absence. All children arriving late should report to the School Office.
Absence without explanation or authorisation: This will be classed as unauthorised absence and recorded in the register as such. Unauthorised absence could lead to the Local Authority issuing a penalty notice.
Requests For Absence/Holidays during term time: The Headteacher will only authorise leave of absence in exceptional circumstances and may require evidence to validate any request. Term time holidays should not be booked, as they are likely to be unauthorised and could lead to the issuing of a fine by the Local Authority. Parents wishing to request leave of absence should collect a request form from the office and submit to the Headteacher for approval. An appointment can be made should you wish to discuss absence requests with the Headteacher - please contact the School Office for availability.
Penalty Notices/Fines Penalty Notices: are issued by the local authority and require each parent of a child of compulsory school age, whose attendance has been unsatisfactory, to pay a penalty, currently £60.00 if paid within 21 days or £120.00 if paid within 28 days. If the Penalty Notice is not paid, the case is automatically summonsed to appear in Court. Courts have a wider range of sentencing options, which could include a maximum fine of up to £1000.
We celebrate the class with the highest weekly attendance in our weekly Celebration Collective Worship.
If you require any attendance advice, please ask at the office, we will be delighted to help. Please read our attendance policy for full details.