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Our Term Dates

Please be aware that our Term Dates in Excalibur Academies Trust are different to those of Wiltshire Schools.

Term Dates 2017-18

Term Dates for 2017-18: Note: There are differences between those declared by Wiltshire Council and St John’s

  • Term 1: Friday 1 September – Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Term 2: Monday 30 October 2017 – Wed 20 December 2017
  • Term 3: Thursday 4 Jan 2018 – Fri 9 Feb 2018
  • Term 4: Mon 19 Feb 2018 – Thursday 29 March 2018
  • Term 5: Mon 16 Apr 2018 – Fri 25 May 2018
  • Term 6: Mon 4 Jun 2018– Wed 25 July 2018

    Please Note: Staff Development Days (school closed to pupils)

    • Friday 1 September 2017
    • Monday 4 September 2017
    • Monday 30 October 2017  (All Excalibur academies will be closed on this day)
    • Friday 9 February 2018
    • Monday 16 April 2018


Holidays in Term Time

Children's progress in school and success as learners are affected if they are absent so we work closely with families to ensure attendance is as high as possible. The Principal and governors set a target of 96% attendance for the school and monitor this closely for every child.

We ask that parents book appointments for the dentist and doctor wherever possible at times outside the school day. If you have no alternative, please bring your appointment card to school.

It is very unlikely that a request for an absence due to holiday in term time would be authorised. Unauthorised absences of 10  or more sessions will be reported to the Education Welfare Officer if your child's attendance is below 90%. They may issue a fine (£60 per child, per parent).  Absence from school without request is counted as unauthorised absence.

See Policies page for information about requesting an absence in special circumstances.