School Term Dates 2018 ~ 2019

HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME  -   Look before you book! 

In the academic year 2011 to 2012, 9.7% of all absences in England were due to parents taking their children out of school during term time. This high level of absence led the The Department for Education (DfE)to make an important change to legislation surrounding holidays in term time. From the 1st September 2013, the new law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time

Any applications for term time leave must be in exceptional circumstances and the Head Teacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school. Although this ceased temporarily in 2016 and 2017, it will begin again on September 1st 2017, and school will be requesting these fines be issued. 

As a school, we fully appreciate the financial difficulties that some parents face when booking holidays, particularly during school holidays however, there is an expectation that all schools in Cheshire West and Chester introduce firm policies and stringent checks to ensure that there is a significant reduction in the number of absence during term time. 

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the school to thank you for your full support in this matter by not taking your child out of school during term time.

Mrs Broom, Executive Headteacher 


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Whitley Primary School

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Main Contact: Mrs H. Broom, Executive Headteacher

Tel: 01606 288255

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