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Term dates and parents' evenings

2020/21 TERM DATES

  School closes School reopens

Summer 2020

(6 weeks)

Thursday 16 July 2020

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Autumn half term 2020

(1 week)

Friday 23 October 2020

Monday 2 November 2020

Christmas 2020

(2 weeks)

Friday 18 December 2020

Monday 4 January 2021

Spring half term 2021

(1 week)

Friday 12 February 2021

Monday 22 February 2021

Easter 2021

(2 weeks)

Friday 26 March 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Summer half term 2021

(1 week)

Friday 28 May 2021

Monday 7 June 2021

Summer 2021

(6 weeks)

Thursday 15 July 2021

Wednesday 1 September 2021

The Academy will also be closed for training purposes on the following days:

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Friday 27 November 2020
  • Monday 3 May 2021 (bank holiday)
  • Friday 16 July 2021
  • Tuesday 31 August 2021

PARENTS' EVENINGS & IMPORTANT DATES

 

Date 

Event 

25/09/2020 

Macmillan Charity Day 

14/10/2020 

Year 12 Tutor Evening 

15/10/2020 

Early Deadline for UCAS  

15/10/2020 

Year 13 UCAS Convention  

11/11/2020 

NE6 Open Evening 

30/11/2020 

NE6 Deadline for UCAS 

7/12/2020 

Year 12 Progress Check  

15/01/2021 

Final Deadline for UCAS 

18/01/2021 

Year 13 Mock Exam Week (All subjects) 

20/01/2021 

Year 12 Parents' Evening 

10/02/2021 

Year 13 Parents' Evening 

01/03/2021 

Year 13 Mock Exam Week (Some subjects) 

04/03/2021 

World Book Day 

15/03/2021 

Year 12 Internal Assessments  

03/05/2021 

Bank Holiday 

10/05/2021 

Year 13 Exams Begin 

14/06/2021 

Year 12 Mock Exam Fortnight (All subjects) 

16/07/2021 

Inset Day 

HOLIDAYS AND ABSENCES IN TERM TIME

New government regulations have made it clear that a school or academy may not grant any leave of absence from school during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Our duty is to ensure all students have complete access to the education provided and we ask for parental support to ensure this happens.

This means:

  • A parent does not have the right to take a child out of school for a holiday or absence in term time.
  • The school will refuse an application for absence unless parents can demonstrate and prove there are exceptional circumstances relating to the request.
  • Absence from Bedlington Academy for any reason has a significant effect on learning and is proven to reduce student grades.
  • If a holiday or an absence is taken when permission has not been granted, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence (truancy) and noted on the student’s record of achievement. The information will be sent to Northumberland County Council who will consider whether a fine should be issued. 
  • If a student already has poor attendance and an unauthorised absence is taken, the information may be sent to Northumberland County Council Attendance Enforcement Team who will consider legal proceedings at a magistrate’s court.