Carter's Charity Primary School

School Term Dates and Information on Holidays during term time.

2021 - 2022 Term Dates


Holiday Pattern 2021 -2022

Autumn Term 2021


Wed 1st Sept

School Opens

Thurs 2nd Sept

School Closes

Fri 22nd Oct


Mon 1st Nov

School Opens

Tues 2nd Nov

School Closes

Fri 17th Dec


Spring Term 2022

School Opens

Tues 4th Jan

School Closes

Thurs 10th Feb


Fri 11th Feb

School Opens

Mon 21st Feb

School Closes

Thurs 31st Mar


Fri 1st April


Summer Term 2022

School Opens

Tues 19th April

Bank Holiday

Mon 2nd May

School Closes

Thu 26th May


Fri 27th May

Extra bank holiday

Mon 6th June

School Opens

Tues 7th June

School Closes

Fri 22nd July

This holiday pattern was updated on 29th June 2021 to include the additional bank holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Holiday Pattern 2022 - 2023

Provisional Pattern for 2023 - 2024



School is a vital ingredient in a child’s whole development. Any time missed can never be regained and will have a negative impact. It is expected that children should only be absent when they are unwell or unable to attend for a valid reason.


It is a legal requirement for parents/carers to obtain the permission of the Headteacher before removing their child from school in order to take a holiday during term time. Parents do not have an automatic right to take their children out of school for holidays during term time and may be issued with a Penalty Notice (£120 per parent per child) if they do so without prior arrangement with the Headteacher. The legislation only allows the Headteacher to authorise such leave in exceptional circumstances.


To apply for a child to be granted leave from school, parents should complete a form (available on the school website or from the office) and return it to school for consideration before booking and well in advance(at least 6 weeks) of the proposed leave and before committing to any expense. Upon receipt of a request the Headteacher will make a decision as to whether to authorise the absence, being mindful of government regulations and LA guidance. By definition, exceptional trips should not occur regularly.


There is also the potential that the child’s place in the school may be lost if return from any leave is later than the agreed date.


Where school have concerns about the leave request, the Headteacher or their representative will arrange to meet with you to discuss your application.


For further information:


Please complete the form below and return to school at least 6 weeks in advance of any proposed absence for holiday. If you are struggling to complete the form online, please contact the office for a copy

Leave request form - amended 2021