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.

“INSET” Days
Every school in B&NES 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 2017-18, the inset days are:

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017
Friday 20th October 2017, Tuesday 2nd January 2018 ,Monday 4th June 2018

Bathampton Primary School Term Dates

You can download a printable copy of the B&NES term dates here, although it does not include our inset days, which are specific to Bathampton Primary School.

TERM DATES 2017-2018

TERM 1

Start:

Monday, 4th September 2017 –Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th are inset days

NB: Y1-6 children start Wednesday 6th September

NB: Reception children start Monday 11th September

Finish:

Children finish Thursday 19th October

[Friday 20th is an inset day]

TERM 2

Start:

Monday, 30th October 2017

Finish:

Friday, 15th December 2017

TERM 3

Start:

Children start Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

[Tuesday 2nd January is an inset day]

Finish:

Friday, 9th February 2018

TERM 4

Start:

Monday, 19th February 2018

Finish:

Friday, 23rd March 2018

TERM 5

Start:

Monday, 9th April 2018 [NB school closed Bank Holiday Monday 7th May]

Finish:

Friday 25th May 2018

TERM 6

Start:

Tuesday, 5th June 2018

[Monday 4th June is an inset day]

Finish:

Tuesday, 24th July 2018

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:

25 December 2017 – Christmas Day

26 December 2017 – Boxing Day

01 January 2018 – New Year’s Holiday

30th March 2018– Good Friday

2nd April 2018 – Easter Monday

7th May 2018 – May Day Bank Holiday

28th May 2018 – Spring Bank Holiday

INSET DAYS:
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017; Friday 20th October 2017; Tuesday 2nd January 2018; Monday 4th June 2018

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