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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 2016 - 2017

Term Dates for 2016-2017:

  • Term 1: Monday 5th Sept – Friday 21st October 2016
  • Term 2: Monday 31st Oct – Friday 16th December 2016
  • Term 3: Tuesday 3rd January – Friday 10th Feb 2017
  • Term 4: Monday 20th Feb – Friday 7th April 2017
  • Term 5: Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May 2017
  • Term 6: Monday 5th June – Friday 21st July 2017


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

  • Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September 2016 - attached to end of Summer Holidays
  • Monday 31st October 2016 - attached to Half Term
  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017 - attached to Christmas holiday
  • Monday 24th April 2017 - attached to 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.