Training Days 2016 – 2017

In addition to the holidays listed in the School Term Dates 2016 – 2017 we have arranged the following Staff Training Days when school will be closed to pupils:

  • Thursday 1st September 2016
  • Friday 2nd September 2016
  • Monday 31st October 2016
  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017
  • Wednesday 4th January 2017

Holidays in Term Time 

Any absence in term time destroys the continuity of the child’s education and reduces chances of success.

Parents are asked to take their annual holiday with their child during school holidays.

Holidays in term time will not be authorised.

If there are reasons that prevent you from taking your holiday during the school holiday period, the Headteacher can consider allowing leave of absence under exceptional circumstances.

It is the policy of Doncaster Council and Highwoods Governing Body to issue fixed penalty fines to parents who do take holidays in term time.

The parents of pupils in Year 6 (who take their end of year assessments in May) can not apply for leave of absence during the 8 weeks prior to these examinations and any requests will not be granted, the absence will deemed as unauthorised and fixed penalty fines will be issued.

To apply for such a leave of absence – please ask at the School Office for an application form – which should then be completed and returned to school at least 6 weeks before the holiday.