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Term Dates

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Spring Term 2019

Summer Term 2019

Autumn Term 2019

Spring Term 2020

Summer Term 2020

Academy Day

Leave of Absence

Calendar

Autumn Term 2018

Monday 3rd September 2018 – Friday 14th December 2018

(Monday 3rd September, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October 2018 are INSET DAYS. The Academy is closed to students.)

Half Term: Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November 2018

Christmas Holidays: Monday 17th December 2018 – Friday 4th January 2019

Please be aware that on occasion, dates may need to alter slightly, you will be notified in good time should this happen.

Spring Term 2019

Monday 7th January – Friday 12th April 2019

(Monday 7th January and Friday 12th April are INSET DAYS. The Academy is closed to students.)

Half Term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019

Easter Holidays: Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April 2019

Please be aware that on occasion, dates may need to alter slightly, you will be notified in good time should this happen.

Summer Term 2019

Monday 29th April – Friday 26th July 2019

(Monday 1st July is an INSET DAY. The Academy is closed to students.)

May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2019

Half Term: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May 2019

Please be aware that on occasion, dates may need to alter slightly, you will be notified in good time should this happen.

Autumn Term 2019

Monday 2nd September – Friday 13th December 2019

(Monday 2nd September and Friday 25th October are INSET DAYS. The Academy is closed to students.))

Half Term: 28th October – 1st November 2019

Christmas Holidays: 16th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020

Please be aware that on occasion, dates may need to alter slightly, you will be notified in good time should this happen.

Spring Term 2020

Monday 6th January – Friday 3rd April 2020

(Monday 6th January is an INSET DAY. The Academy is closed to students.)

Half Term: 17th February – 21st February 2020

Easter Holidays: 6th April – 17th April 2020

Please be aware that on occasion, dates may need to alter slightly, you will be notified in good time should this happen.

Summer Term 2020

Monday 20th April – Friday 24th July 2020

(Monday 29th June is an INSET DAY. The Academy is closed to students.)

May Day Bank Holiday: 4th May 2020

Half Term: 25th May – 29th May 2020

Please be aware that on occasion, dates may need to alter slightly, you will be notified in good time should this happen.

Academy Day

08.15am – 08.45am Breakfast Available

09.00am – 09.15am Tutor Time

09.15am – 10.15am Lesson 1

10.15am – 11.15am Lesson 2

11.15am – 11.35am Break

11.35am – 12.35pm Lesson 3

12.35am – 14.05pm Lesson 4 (to include 30 mins lunch break)

14.05pm – 15.05pm Lesson 5

15.05pm – 16.00pm Lesson 6 (Wednesdays for Years 11, 12 and 13 only)

Lunch is broken down by departments during 3 sittings as below:

Lunch Sitting 1 (12.35pm – 1.05pm):

Mathematics

Computer Science & ICT

History

Business

Design Technology

Government and Politics

Sociology

Lunch Sitting 2 (1.05pm – 1.35pm):

English

Geography

Psychology

Religious Studies

Art

Photography

Textiles

Health and Social Care

Lunch Sitting 3 (1.35pm – 2.05pm):

PE

Science

French

Spanish

German

Drama

Music

Leave of Absence

At Q3 Academy Great Barr, we strive to improve attendance for all students, to give them the opportunity to reach their full potential and improve outcomes for the future. Therefore the Academy will not authorise students taking leave during term-time. Any requests for holiday or other leave in term time must be submitted in accordance to the advice of the Academy attendance office.

It is essential for parents/carers to inform the Academy of any leave of absence during term time. The Sandwell Local Authority “Leave of Absence” form must be completed and returned to the Academy at least 10 days prior to the leave of absence. Failure to inform the Academy of a leave of absence could result in further action being taken by the local authority.

According to Government guidelines, if parents/carers request a leave of absence during the academic year and continue with the arrangements should the request be declined, the Academy will be obliged to inform the Local Authority, who will consider appropriate action. This may result in a penalty notice being issued for each child and to each parent/carer of the student. From September 2013 each penalty notice incurs a fine of £120 if paid within 28 days, which is reduced to £60 if paid within 21 days of the notice being served. Failure to pay the penalty notice may result in legal proceedings being taken against you for the period to which the notice relates.

Other statutory action may also be considered under the Education Act 1996, which may result in you being summoned to the Magistrates’ Court. The same action may also be taken if you take a leave of absence during term time without first submitting a request to the Principal/Head of School.

Should you wish to request a leave of absence, please contact the Academy directly on 0121 358 6186, where you be advised accordingly, provided with any relevant paperwork and Sandwell Local Authority’s “Leave of Absence” form for completion.

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