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Academy times, calendar of events and term dates


The times of the Academy are as follows:
  8:40 – 9:05
Period 1
  9:05 – 10:05
Period 2
10:05 – 11:05
11:05 – 11:20
Period 3
11:20 – 12:20
12:20 – 1:00
Period 4
  1:00 – 2:00
Period 5
  2:00 – 3:00

From September 2013, the law as far as what headteachers can do with regard to authorising holiday will change.  The changes to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 are explained on their website:
Term-time holiday
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 currently allow headteachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in “special circumstances” of up to ten school days leave per year. Headteachers can also grant extended leave for more than ten school days in exceptional circumstances.
Amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.
The result of this is that it will be almost impossible for headteachers to authorise absence.  Research shows that there is a close link between high attendance and good results and between good results and earning potential later on in life. 
Whilst headteachers have been able to exercise some discretion up to now, from September 2013, it will no longer be possible within the regulations for absence to be authorised for anything other than “exceptional circumstances.” 
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Norfolk County Council - Term Dates - 2016/17

School term dates 2016–2017
Term or
Term 1
Monday 5 September 2016  Friday 21 October 2016
October holiday
(half term)
Monday 24 October 2016 - Friday 28 October 2016*

Term 2
Monday 31 October 2016  Friday 16 December 2016
Christmas holiday
Monday 19 December 2016  -  Wednesday 4 January 2017*
Term 3
Thursday 5 January 2017 - Friday 10 February 2017
February holiday
(half term)
Monday 13 February 2017 - Friday 17 February 2017*

Term 4
Monday 20 February 2017 - Friday 31 March 2017
Easter holiday
Monday 3 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017*
Term 5
Tuesday 18 April 2017  
Friday 26 May 2017
(Monday 1 May is a Bank Holiday)
Late Spring holiday
(half term)
Monday 29 May 2017 - Friday 2 June 2017*

Term 6
Monday 5  June 2017  - Friday 21 July 2017
*Five staff training days will be selected from dates in the school holidays.
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