At Lighthouse School we firmly believe that all students benefit from regular school attendance. The aim of this guidance is to minimise the amount of time lost due to absence in order to maximise the educational potential of every student. This can be achieved with the support of parents by ensuring absence, including holidays, is not taken during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’.
At Lighthouse School, in order for an attendance record to be deemed good, it must be 96% or above:
Each year, a number of students from every year group achieve 100% attendance, emphasising that it is an achievable target. Some achieve this level of attendance year upon year. Absence during term time, for any reason, interrupts a student’s education and risks disrupting their educational progress.
Students and their families should aim for 100% attendance, The Department for Education state good attendance is 95% or better.
|Holiday||School closes||School opens|
|Autumn mid-term||Friday 23rd October 2020||Monday 2nd November 2020|
|Christmas break||Friday 18th December 2020||Monday 4th January 2021|
|Spring mid-term||Friday 12th February 2021||Tuesday 23rd February 2021|
|Easter break||Thursday 1st April 2021||Monday 19th April 2021|
|May Bank Holiday||Friday 30th April 2021||Tuesday 4th May 2021|
|Summer mid-term||Friday 28th May 2021||Monday 7th June 2021|
|Summer Break||Friday 23rd July 2021|