School Term Dates 2017 ~ 2018

Inset Day

Monday 4th September 2017

Autumn Term A

Tuesday 5th September ~ Friday 27th October

Autumn Half Term

Monday 30th October ~ Friday 3rd November

Autumn Term B

Monday 6th November ~ Friday 22nd December

Christmas 2017/18

Monday 25th December ~ Friday 5th January

Spring Term A

Monday 8th January ~ Thursday 15th February

Inset Day

Friday 16th February

Spring Half Term

Monday 19th February ~ Friday 23rd February

Inset Day

Monday 26th February

Spring Term B

Tuesday 27th February ~ Thursday 29th March


Friday 30th March ~ Friday 13th April

Summer Term A

Monday 16th April ~ Friday 25th May

May Day

Monday 7th May

Summer Half Term

Monday 28th May ~ Friday 1st June

Summer Term B

Monday 4th June ~ Friday 20th July

Inset Days

Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July


Note: school is closed to children on Inset Days


HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME  -   Look before you book! 

In the academic year 2011 to 2012, 9.7% of all absences in England were due to parents taking their children out of school during term time. This high level of absence led the The Department for Education (DfE)to make an important change to legislation surrounding holidays in term time. From the 1st September 2013, the new law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time

Any applications for term time leave must be in exceptional circumstances and the Head Teacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school. Although this ceased temporarily in 2016 and 2017, it will begin again on September 1st 2017, and school will be requesting these fines be issued. 

As a school, we fully appreciate the financial difficulties that some parents face when booking holidays, particularly during school holidays however, there is an expectation that all schools in Cheshire West and Chester introduce firm policies and stringent checks to ensure that there is a significant reduction in the number of absence during term time. 

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the school to thank you for your full support in this matter by not taking your child out of school during term time.

Mrs Mansfield 


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The Acorns Primary and Nursery School

Pooltown Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 7ED

Main Contact: Mrs K. Cairns, Acting Executive Head Teacher

Tel: 0151 355 1546

SEN Contact: Mrs N. Hearne

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