2018 - 2019

Autumn school term dates and school holidays 

Keep checking as dates are added all the time



Our value is: Thankfulness

5th all return

20th PA meeting 7:30pm

21st Jeans for genes day - Come in jeans (but uniform top half!)

25th Individual photograph day



1st Celebrating harvest at St Albans Cathedral - selected pupils only 

3rd Oak class multi faith tour educational visit

4th Census day!! Special lunch day

9th Collective worship with Rev. Nicola

11th School Harvest assembly TTBC

13th Totterhoe football tournament 

16th Hornbeam class assembly  TTBC

  • half term from Monday 22 October to Monday, 29 October

29th all return - Our new Value is: TRUST 



6th Oak Class assembly

9th Act of remembrance 11am

12th Anti bullying week

13th collective worship with Rev. Nicola 

20th Cherry Class Assembly

27th Holly class assembly


4th Collective worship with Rev. Nicola

Friday 21st last day of term & end of term service


Spring Term 1 - Value is Perseverance 

  • term starts on 7th January 
  • 11-15th February—Half term

    Sat 16th – PTA Afternoon tea 1-4pm

    26th Oak class assembly 9:05am


5th Cherry class assembly 9:05am

Fri 8th – World Book Day

Fri 8th & 15th – PTA Mother’s Day gift stall

18th Parents Eve – Cherry, Oak & Hornbeam 4pm-6pm 

20th Parents Eve – Holly, Cherry, Oak & Hornbeam 4pm-6pm 

26th Holly class assembly9.05am

29th Mothers Day Assembly 9.05am

Fri 29th – PTA Spring disco (Holly & Cherry 3.45-4.45pm    Oak & Hornbeam 5-6pm)

Sat 30th – Totternhoe Netball Tournament (Times TBC)


Spring 2 - Value is Justice


5th      Easter Assembly 1.30pm

8th – 23rd April Easter holidays.

5th – Closing date for school council competition

5th – Last day of term

Return to school on Wednesday 24th April

29th April  Tempest class photos


Summer term 1 - Value is Service


Schools are closed on Monday, 6 May for the early May bank holiday

Sat 11th – PTA Al Fresco Quiz 7pms

half term from Tuesday, 28 May to Friday, 31 May (schools are closed on 27 May for the spring bank holiday)


Summer term 2 - Value is Truthfulness


26th June Sports Day

Sat 29th – Summer Fete  12-3pm



3rd Sports Day (reserve date)

8th – Wed 10th July Year 4 Dell Farm Residential

Fri 19th – Last day

Leavers celebrations to be confirmed


Key Information - 2019-20 Term Dates

All dates are subject to change. Parents and Carers will be given as much notice as possible. More dates will be added to the calendar as the term progresses. ​
Term dates are subject to change and as much notice as possible will always be given. 

​Term Dates 2019-20

Autumn Term: 2019
Term begins: Wednesday 4th September WOW
Half Term:  Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October 2019
Term ends: Friday 20th December 2019 (1.30pm finish)

Spring Term:
Term begins : Tuesday 7th January 2020
Half Term : Monday 17th  February - Friday 21st February 2020
Term Ends: Thursday 2nd April 2020

Summer  Term:
Term begins: Monday 20th April 2020
Bank Holiday:  Monday 4th May 2020
Half term: Monday  25th May - Monday 1st June ( Children return Tuesday 2nd June 2020)
Term Ends : Friday   17th July 2020

Inset Days:
Monday 2nd September 2019 - Staff Conference @ Manshead CE Academy  (working day)
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Monday 6th  January 2020
Friday 3rd April  2020
Monday 1st June 2020

Holidays in Term Time

The law says that parents/carers do not have a legal right to take their child out of school for holidays in term-time.  Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

If parents take their child on holiday in term time without permission this will be counted as unauthorised absence and noted on their record – this is the same as truancy and you may be at risk of a Penalty Notice being applied.  The Penalty Notice is £60 per parent per pupil and if it not is paid within 28 days this will increase to £120. Failure to pay the full amount within 28 days will result in a summons to appear in the Magistrates Court on the grounds that you have failed to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school.

Exceptional circumstances could include:

  1. Service personnel returning from a tour of duty abroad where it is evidenced the individual will not be in receipt of any leave in the near future that coincides with school holidays
  2. Where an absence from school is recommended by a health professional as part of a parent of child’s rehabilitation from a medical or emotional issue.
  3. The death or terminal illness of a person close to the family 
  4. To attend a wedding or funeral of a person close to the family 
  5. Where it is company/organisational policy for an employee to take leave at a specific time in the year and there is no opportunity for a family holiday in school holidays. This must be evidenced by production of the policy document of the organisation


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