Key Information & Policies

Term Dates and INSET Days

Back to Key Information

Prendergast Primary School Term Dates

Attendance Matters

It has been proven that high levels of attainment and attendance are linked. If your child does not attend school every day on time, their chances to achieve are minimised.


From September 2015:

If your child’s attendance level is under 90% (19 days absence a year) you could be prosecuted for failure to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school. You may be sentenced to a fine of up to £2,500 and / or a 3-month custodial sentence.

Section 444 of the 1996 Education Act states:

      "If a child of compulsory school age who is a registered pupil at a school fails to attend regularly at the school, their parent is guilty of an offence."

We look forward to working with all parents/carers in ensuring all students attend school every day, on time.

Mrs J.Devigne-Nicholls
Attendance & Welfare Officer



Academic Year 2021 - 2022


Autumn Term 2021

Wednesday 1st September - INSET DAY

Term Starts - Thursday 2nd September

Half Term

Monday 25 October - Friday 29 October

Monday 1 November – Friday 17 December
(School day ends 1pm)

 Spring Term 2022

Tuesday 4 January - Friday 11 February

Half Term 

Monday 14 February - Friday 18 February

Monday 21 February - Friday 1 April
(School day ends 1pm)


Summer Term 2021

Tuesday 19 April - Friday 27 May
(May Day Bank Holiday 2 May)

Half Term 

Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June

Monday 6 June - Friday 22 July
(School day ends 1pm)






Public Holidays 2021/22

  • Christmas Day: Saturday 25 December 2021 (Monday 27 December substitute day)

  • Boxing Day: Sunday 26 December 2021 (Tuesday 28 December substitute day)

  • New Year’s Day: Saturday 1 January 2022 (Monday 3 January substitute day)

  • Good Friday: Friday 15 April 2022

  • Easter Monday: Monday 18 April 2022

  • Early May bank holiday: Monday 2 May 2022

  • Spring bank holiday: Monday 30 May 2022

  • Summer bank holiday: Monday 29 August 2022


Inset Days 2021/22

Pupils are not required to attend school on an INSET day.


There are five INSET days per academic year. 

Wednesday 1st September - INSET DAY

Friday 22 October 2021 - Federation INSET DAY

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Remaining dates are TBC.