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 25th October 2019||Monday 4th November 2019|
|Christmas break||Friday 20th December 2019||Monday 6th January 2020|
|Spring mid-term||Friday 14th February 2020||Monday 24th February 2020|
|Easter break||Friday 3rd April 2020||Monday 20th April 2020|
|May Bank Holiday||Thursday 7th May 2020||Monday 11th May 2020|
|Summer mid-term||Friday 22nd May 2020||Monday 1st June 2020|
|Summer Break||Friday 17th July 2020|