Term Dates


TERMS DATES 2022/23:

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Reporting absences:

If a child is absent due to illness, parents should contact school on the first and each day of their child’s absence from school, before 9:30am. This can be done via ParentMail or by telephone (01283 239050, option 1 for the absence line). The reason for absence should be fully explained i.e. please give the details of the illness. School can then decide which code to enter in the register.

Planned absences:

If an absence relates to a legal or educational matter, written details must be provided in advance in order for the absence to be recorded and a decision to be made whether the absence can be authorised. From 1st September 2013, the Department of Education made important changes to the law for families wanting to request leave of absence in term time. Holidays, extended trips to visit families abroad, day trips, visits to theme parks, birthdays and visits to the dentist (unless as an emergency) are not legitimate reasons for requesting exceptional leave of absence. The Local Authority and school governors support this; therefore students will only be given permission to take leave in term time if there are exceptional circumstances.

Planned medical appointments:

Medical appointments in school time should be avoided. This includes routine dental and medical appointments. Parents should, where possible, arrange all routine appointments to take place after school or during school holidays. If the appointment relates to ongoing medical or dental issues, parents are asked to provide proof by means of a medical appointment letter.

All requests to take children out of school, during the school day for medical appointments, should be made in writing or emailed to office@st-modwens.staffs.sch.uk in advance of the absence.

Drop off and Collection from School

At the start and end of the school day traffic flow and pedestrian activity around the school is particularly high. We recognise there will be high volumes of traffic, although we encourage children to walk, cycle or car share to school if possible. We are committed to keeping everyone safe during drop off and collection, and appreciate your co-operation with our systems.

Drop off

From 2nd September 2021 drop-off will be between 8.40-8.55am.  (Both the Spiritual Garden gate and the parent/carer car park gate will be locked at 8.55am.)

When collecting and dropping off using a vehicle, we ask that you drive, park and turn considerately, taking care not to cause obstructions and keeping an eye out for pedestrians. Children are the responsibility of parents whilst they are in the drop off areas - before and after the school day.

Collection from class

Collection from classrooms will be at the following times:

EYFS/Key Stage 1 - 3.20pm

Key Stage 2 - 3.30pm

We are require parents to complete an End of Day Procedure (EODP) form for each child. This is a procedure to further ensure the safety of all children when leaving school at the end of the school day.  Class teachers will only release children once an adult listed on the EODP form has been seen.  Children who usually walk home without an adult can do so only if this is indicated on the EODP form.  This is also required for children who walk home with older siblings.

  • All parents are asked to collect children from outside their classrooms.
  • Where there are two or more children in one family, parents should go to the class of their youngest child.

For End of Day procedure forms,  please find below.

Breaktimes and Lunchtimes

KS1 Morning Break 10.15am

KS2 Y3/4 - 10.15 & Y5/6 -10.30am

Lunch Break EYFS - 11.30am

Lunch Break KS1 - 12.00pm

Lunch Break KS2 12.30pm