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Term Dates

2019/20 Term Dates

Academic Calendar 2019-2020

2019/20 Staff Training Days (school is closed to students)

Friday 30th August 2019

Monday 2nd September 2019

Friday 4th October 2019

Friday 3rd July 2020

Monday 6th July 2020

Additional dates for diaries can be found here


2020/21 Term Dates

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

2020/21 Staff Training Days (school is closed to students)

Friday 28th August 2020

Tuesday 1st September 2020

*The dates of the remaining training days will be announced in due course


School Hours

Tutor 08:30 – 08:50
Morning Session 08:50 – 12:40
Lunch Break (KS4) 12:40 – 13:40
Lunch Break (KS3) 13:10 – 14:10
Afternoon Session 14:10 – 15:10

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.)


Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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