School Notice Board
Our admissions policy is now available for 2017-2018. Please click the link below.
Bletchingdon Primary school now has a dog called Tia! See the risk assesment on the link below.
2016 - 2017 Term Dates
29th May - 2nd June Half Term
5th June INSET School closed to pupils
7th June Partnership Athletics Tilsley Park, Abingdon
16th June Y5/6 Partnership Cricket at Stonesfield Cricket Ground
20th June Y6 Move Up day at The Marlborough 9am - 2:30pm
21st June Y2 Ultra Olympics
11th July Move Up Day for Whole School
14th July Whole School end of term play
17th July Robins' Sport Morning followed by Family Picnic (for all) followed by Y1 - 6 Sports Afternoon
20th July Y6 Leavers' Service at St. Giles (TBC)
21st July Leavers' Assembly in school
Break Up 1:30pm
You will be aware of the DfE Advice on School Attendance that I have referred to in past newsletters. Amendments to the registration regulations published by the DfE that came into effect in September 2013, removed references to family holidays and extended leave as well as the threshold of ten school days. The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Our school policy, which is available on our website, states that where parents feel that there are exceptional circumstances, they may request up to but no more than 10 school days leave of absence in any school year. Exceptional circumstances may include the following:
- Bereavement / funeral
- Leave requested owing to serving forces parent having been away on duty for a period of more than 8 weeks
- Close family member with a terminal illness
- To sit public examinations
- Other circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
Any request should be made in writing using the school's absence request letter - please see Jackie in the office.