Term Dates and Holidays

Holidays in Term-time
Children need the continuity and security of undisrupted learning in school. The law states that schools can only authorise holidays in term time in exceptional circumstances. A pupil’s absence in term time can seriously disrupt their learning. Not only do they miss the teaching provided on the days they are away, they are also less prepared after their return for the lessons building on the ones they have missed. This is particularly damaging at the start of the academic year and at the start of terms. There is a consequent risk of under-achievement which the school and parents must seek to avoid. Parents are reminded that important assessments take place during the Summer Term and that the weeks leading up to these are crucial for a child’s preparation.

In exceptional circumstances, a planned absence may be requested using the holiday request form.

Holiday/Absence Request form

“INSET” Days
Every school in the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust has five days of staff training within the school year, known as “Inset Days”, when the school is closed to children to enable the teaching staff to undertake training on a particular theme or focus. In 2018-19, the inset days are:

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September 2018
Friday 26th October 2018, Monday 7th January 2019, Monday 3rd June 2019

Bathampton Primary School Term Dates 2018-2019

TERM DATES 2018-2019

TERM 1

Start:

Wednesday, 5th September 2018 –Monday, 3rd and Tuesday, 4th are inset days

NB: Y1-6 children start Wednesday, 5th September

NB: Reception children start Monday, 10th September

Finish:

Children finish Thursday, 25th October

[Friday, 26th October is an inset day]

TERM 2

Start:

Monday, 5th November 2018

Finish:

Friday, 21st December 2018

TERM 3

Start:

Children start Tuesday, 8th January 2019

[Monday, 7th January is an inset day]

Finish:

Friday, 15th February 2019

TERM 4

Start:

Monday, 25th February 2019

Finish:

Friday, 5th April 2019

TERM 5

Start:

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 [NB school closed Bank Holiday Monday 6th May]

Finish:

Friday, 24th May 2019

TERM 6

Start:

Tuesday, 4th June 2019

[Monday, 3rd June is an inset day]

Finish:

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:

25 December 2018 – Christmas Day

26 December 2018 – Boxing Day

01 January 2019 – New Year’s Holiday

19th April 2019– Good Friday

22nd April 2019 – Easter Monday

6th May 2019 – May Day Bank Holiday

27th May 2019 – Spring Bank Holiday

INSET DAYS:
Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September 2018; Friday 26th October 2018; Monday 7th January 2019; Monday 3rd June 2019

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