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Our Term Dates

Please be aware that our Term Dates in Excalibur Academies Trust are different to those of Wiltshire Schools.

Term Dates 2017 - 2018

Term Dates for 2017-2018:

  • Term 1: Tuesday 5th September to Wednesday 18th October 2017
  • Term 2: Tuesday 31st October to Wednesday 20th December 2017
  • Term 3: Friday 5th January to Friday 9th February 2018
  • Term 4: Monday 9th February to Thursday 29th March 2018
  • Term 5: Tuesday 17th April to Friday 25th May 2018
  • NB: Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018
  • Term 6: Monday 4th June to Wednesday 25th July 2018


Staff Development Days (SDD/INSET) - School Closed to Pupils

  • ‚ÄčFriday 1st September and Monday 4th September 2017 - attached to the summer holiday
  • Monday 30th October 2017  - attached to half term
  • Thursday 4th January 2018 - attached to the Christmas holiday
  • Monday 16th April 2018 - attached to the Easter Holiday


Holidays in Term Time

Children's progress in school and success as learners are affected if they are absent so we work closely with families to ensure attendance is as high as possible. The Principal and governors set a target of 96% attendance for the school and monitor this closely for every child.

We ask that parents book appointments for the dentist and doctor wherever possible at times outside the school day. If you have no alternative, please bring your appointment card to school.

It is very unlikely that a request for an absence due to holiday in term time would be authorised. Unauthorised absences of 10 or more sessions will be reported to the Education Welfare Officer who may issue a fine.  Absence from school without request is counted as unauthorised absence.

See Policies page for information about requesting an absence in special circumstances.

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