Holiday Dates 2020-2021
Parents do not have a right to take their children out of school for the purposes of a family holiday. By law a Head Teacher may not grant any absence in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Parents wishing to apply for their child to have leave from school should complete this form and return it to school for authorisation well in advance of the proposed leave. Please wait for a response before booking your holiday.
If you take your child out of school without the Head Teacher’s permission, you may be issued with a penalty notice. The parent paying a fine of £60 if paid within 21 days rising to £120 if paid between 22-28 days.
Swindon Borough Council have updated their Penalty Notice Code of Conduct - September 2016, please click here for further information.
Swindon Borough Council have also updated their Legal Enforcement Policy which clearly lays out all areas regarding unauthorised absence. Click here.
The Department for Education announced that the threshold for Persistent Absence is met if your child misses 10% or more of their possible sessions in the school year. From September 2015 this equals 19 days over the year.
Please click here for an informative absence summary from Swindon Borough Council (Feb 2017)
School Holiday Dates
Click below for a list of the Bishopstone CE holiday dates which follow Swindon Borough Council
Click here to go to the SBC link
Term Dates 2021-2022(reissued 14/06/21)
Key School Dates
INSET days (school closed to children)
INSET days for the academic year 2020-2021
September 1st - start of year training regarding Covid19 updates
21st October 2020 - child assessment review
4th January 2021 - covid alterations
22nd July 2021 - end of year assessment review
23rd July 2021 - Siams and anti-bullying awareness training
INSET days for the academic year 2021-2022
September 1st - Safeguarding training
October 20th 2021
January 4th 2022
July 21st 2022
July 22nd 2022