Soham Village College

Term Dates & Lesson information

2019/2020 

Autumn Term

Term Opens: Tuesday 3 September 2019 (Year 7 Only)
Term Opens: Wednesday 4 September 2019 (All Years)
Half Term: 21 October - 25 October 2019
Term Closes: Tuesday 17 December 2019

Spring Term

Term Opens: Thursday 2 January 2020
Half Term: 17 - 21 February 2020
Term Closes: Friday 3 April 2020

Summer Term

Term Opens: Monday 20 April 2020
May Day: Friday 8 May 2020
Half Term: 25 May - 29 May 2020
Term Closes: Friday 17 July 2020

The following dates are staff training days:-

Monday 2 September 2019
Friday 27 September 2019
Friday 22 November 2019
Monday 20 July 2020
Tuesday 21 July 2020

2020/2021 

Autumn Term

Term Opens: Thursday 3 September 2020 (Year 7 Only)
Term Opens: Friday 4 September 2020 (All Years)
Half Term: 26 October - 30 October 2020
Term Closes: Thursday 17 December 2020

Spring Term

Term Opens: Monday 4 January 2021
Half Term: 15 - 19 February 2021
Term Closes: Friday 26 March 2021

Summer Term

Term Opens: Monday 12 April 2021
May Day: Monday 3 May 2021
Half Term: 31 May - 4 June 2021
Term Closes: Tuesday 20 July 2021

The following dates are staff training days:-

Wednesday 2 September 2020
Friday 25 September 2020
Friday 27 November 2020
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Thursday 22 July 2021

The School Day

8.30am-8.50am -   Registration & Tutor Time / Assembly
8.50am-9.50am -   Lesson 1
9.50am-10.50am -   Lesson 2
10.50am-11.15am -   Break
11.15am-12.15pm -   Lesson 3
12.15pm-1.15pm -   Lesson 4
1.15pm-2.00pm -   Lunch
2.00pm-3.00pm -   Lesson 5
3.00pm-5.00pm -   Optional Enrichment Activities

Length of taught week (lesson time): 25 hours

 Weeks A & B

AUTUMN TERM 2019
Week Beginning
SPRING TERM 2020
Week Beginning
SUMMER TERM 2020
Week Beginning
     
2 September A 2 January A (Thu, Fri) 20 April B
9 September B 6 January B 27 April A
16 September A 13 January A 4 May B
23 September B 20 January B 11 May A
30 September A 27 January A 18 May 
7 October B 3 February B
14 October A 10 February  A  
     
28 October B 24 February B 1 June A
4 November A 2 March A  8 June B
11 November B 9 March B 15 June A
18 November A 16 March A 22 June B
25 November B 23 March  B 29 June A
2 December A 30 March A 6 July B
9 December B   13 July A
16 December A (Mon, Tue)

 Term Time Holidays

There has been a change in the law regarding term time holidays.  We are obliged to follow the government guidelines which state that any time taken off during term time will be unauthorised and parents or carers liable to a penalty notice unless exceptional circumstances apply.

Such circumstances might include children taking time to see a family member who is forces personnel on leave from a foreign posting; a parent, grandparent or other close relative being seriously or terminally ill and the holiday proposed is likely to be the last such holiday; or if there has recently been a death or significant other trauma in the family and it is felt that an immediate holiday might help the child concerned better deal with the situation.  If leave is taken without authorisation it will be recorded in the school attendance register as unauthorised absence.  A Penalty Notice, if issued, is per parent per child.  The amount is £60 if paid within 21 days, increasing to £120 if paid after 21 days and before 28 days.  After 28 days the case is forwarded to the Magistrates’ Court.

If you are uncertain as to whether a holiday might be classed as being an exceptional circumstance, then please feel free to contact the school and ask to speak to Mrs Durrant, Attendance Officer.