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Term Dates

2015/16 Term Dates

Wednesday 2 September 2015 – Year 7 and Year 10 only
Thursday 3 September 2015 – All years

Autumn Half-Term Friday 16 October 2015 Monday 2 November 2015
Christmas Monday 21 December 2015 Monday 4 January 2016
Spring Half-Term Friday 12 February  2016 Monday 22 February 2016
Easter Thursday 24 March 2016 Tuesday 29 March 2016
Easter Holiday Friday 1 April 2016 Monday 18 April 2016
May Day Friday 29 April 2016 Tuesday 3 May 2016
Summer Half Term Friday 27 May 2016 Monday 6 June 2016
Summer Tuesday 26 July 2016

2015/16 Inset Days (school is closed to students)

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Monday 21 December 2015

Friday 29 April 2016

Friday 1 July 2016

Additional dates for diaries can be found here

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2016/17 Term Dates

Download Calendar – Please note: Inset day dates are still to be confirmed.

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.)


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