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"High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All"

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Term Dates

2014/15 Term Dates

Wednesday 3 September 2014 – Year 7 and Year 10 only
Thursday 4 September 2014 – All years

Autumn Half-Term Friday 17 October 2014 Monday 3 November 2014
Christmas Friday 19 December 2014 Monday 5 January 2015
Spring Half-Term Friday 13 February  2015 Monday 23 February 2015
Easter Wednesday 1 April 2015 Thursday 16 April 2015
May Day Friday 1 May 2015 Tuesday 5 May 2015
Summer Half Term Friday 22 May 2015 Monday 1 June 2015
Summer Thursday 23 July 2015

2014/15 Inset Days (School is closed to pupils)

Monday 13 October 2014

Monday 16 March 2015

Thursday 2 April 2015

Friday 26 June 2015

Additional dates for diaries can be found here

2015/16 Term Dates (Inset Days to be confirmed)

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School Hours

Morning Session 8.25 am – 12.30 pm
Lunch Break 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
Afternoon Session 1.30 pm – 3.10 pm

Governors’ Policy re:  Holidays

Taking holidays in term time disrupts and damages the education of your child and that of the whole class.

The Government has now placed regulatory limitations on agreeing to term time holidays.  A holiday can only be agreed in exceptional circumstances and is wholly at the discretion of the Headteacher.  The maximum, even under exceptional circumstances, will be 10 days. The Government’s regulations stress that holiday prices and the fact that parents have booked the holiday without checking with the school are not special reasons.

The Governors reviewed the school policy in light of these changes, and agreed the following:

  • No holiday for any year group will be authorised except in the circumstances set out above.

Please note if you wish to request leave of absence for the academic year you must contact the Headteacher in writing well in advance, setting out the exceptional circumstances and prior to making any booking.  It is important that all parents support this policy and are aware that where children have unauthorised absences it may lead to a penalty notice or in extreme circumstances, court action. (A recent prosecution in the Crown Court relating to unauthorised holidays at The Fernwood School, resulted in fines of £735.)


Headteacher – Mrs T A Rees
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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