School Term and Holiday Dates
to view the Blackpool School and Learning Setting Address List
For information about school holiday dates, please select the 'term dates' information on the right hand menu.
Select the school you want term dates for from the 'drop-down' list then choose the year you want information for and select 'go'. All information for your chosen school will then be displayed. Dates for 2009-2010 can be seen by selecting 2009 from the options available. Information for future years will be added as it becomes available.
Core School Term Patterns can be found in the Publications area on the right hand side of this page or by using the following link:-
Core Holiday Pattern for 2010/11
Core Holiday Pattern for 2011/12
Core Holiday Pattern for 2012/13
Core Holiday Pattern for 2013/14
Please remember that there are a number of reasons why it is inadvisable to take your child out of school during term-time:
The law says that parents do not have the right to take their child out of school for holidays during term time. In exceptional circumstances however, schools can allow parents to take their child out of class for up to ten days. This will be recorded as unauthorised absence and noted on the child's record of achievement.
- It is important that children attend school regularly if they are to benefit from the learning opportunities provided
- Children who are absent from school due to holiday in term time will miss out on important learning
- The time teachers have to help all child in a class is reduced if they spend more time helping a child to catch up after a holiday.
- Educational experiences in school missed as a result of a family holiday cannot be re-captured later.
- If your child does not attend school regularly, he or she will not be able to keep up with the work. This will have a serious impact on opportunities later in life.
- There are certain times when term time leave may cause particular problems for the child, these include:
- Close to exams or tests for example, Standard Attainment Test (SATs) in Years Two, Six and Nine.
- During GCSE, A Level and other examination courses.
- During the first year at a new school.
- At the beginning of a new school term.