Times, Term Dates and Inset Days

The school day is divided into periods of time which are suitable for young children. Within that we balance our work and play to ensure the children work hard but also have suitable breaks.

School is open from 8.45am ready to register in class at:

8.55 am for Year One and Year Two children
9.00 am for Reception Year

All children have a mid-morning break of 15 minutes

Lunchtime is 12 noon to 1.00pm for all year groups

Afternoon school is from 1.00pm to 3.00pm for all year groups

School finishes at 3.00pm

Registration takes place twice a day. If for any reason your child cannot come to school you should let us know as soon as possible (preferably by 9.15am) We record absences as authorised and unauthorised and there are records for each child and the year as a whole. The year group figures form part of our statutory reporting each year.

Term Dates September 2017 to July 2018

Autumn Term 2017

Monday 4th September – INSET DAY 1

Tuesday 5th September – School re-opens for children

HALF-TERM : Monday 23rd  to Friday 27th October

Monday 30th October – INSET DAY 2

Tuesday 31st October – School re-opens for children

Wednesday 20th December – Last day of the Autumn Term

Spring Term 2018

Thursday 4th  January – School re-opens for children

Friday 9th February – INSET DAY 3

HALF-TERM : Monday 12th to Friday 16th February

Monday 19th February – School re-opens for children

Wednesday 7th  March – INSET DAY 4

Thursday 29th March – Last day of the Spring Term

Summer Term 2018

Monday 16th April – School re-opens for children

Monday 7th May – EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY School is closed

HALF-TERM : Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June

Monday 4th June – School re-opens for children

Friday 6th July – INSET DAY 5

Tuesday 24th July – Last day of the Summer Term

Leave from learning during term time

The Government and West Sussex Policy now states that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances. These amendments come into force on 1st September 2013.  We are still part of the fixed penalty scheme in West Sussex. Further information can be found in school or on the West Sussex County Council website.

In response to this, I will not be authorising holiday absence during school term time. However if you feel that you qualify for taking ‘leave from learning’ due to exceptional circumstances please make an appointment to discuss this with me.

Mrs Becky Wycherley, September 2017