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Term dates and holidays

We encourage excellent attendance
At Christ Church we use a six “half-term” timetable. Except for illness and family bereavement, we expect all children to have excellent attendance, i.e. attending school each and every school day. Because school attendance matters we only authorise (i.e. give permission for) time off during term time in exceptional circumstances. For information about attendance and “authorised” and “unauthorised” absences, and possible penalties, please click here.

Term-time holiday penalty notices and prosecutions
The Department for Education, Somerset County Council and all 18 schools in the Frome Learning Partnership agree that holidays should NOT be taken during term-time. For this reason, Headteachers of Frome schools will NOT authorise (i.e. give permission for) term-time holidays, so please do NOT request them or book them. Please also note: parents/carers taking children on holiday during term time without the school’s permission may face prosecution which could lead to fines up to £2,500 and/or 3 months imprisonment. (See section 12 of the Somerset County Council Model Attendance Protocol for Schools, September 2019.) 


Please note: the following dates may be subject to change.


Inset Days (school closed to pupils)
Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Autumn Term 1 (7½ weeks)​​​​​​​
Wednesday 4th September to Friday 25th October 2019

Autumn Half-Term Holiday
Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November 2019

Autumn Term 2 (7​​​​​​​ weeks)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Monday 4th November to Friday 20th December 2019

Christmas and New Year Holidays & Inset Day (Mon 6th Jan)
Saturday 21st December 2019 to Monday 6th January 2020

Spring Term 1 (6​​​​​​​ weeks)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Tuesday 7th January to Friday 14th February 2020

Spring Half-Term Holiday
Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February 2020

Spring Term 2 (6 weeks)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Monday 24th February to Friday 3rd April 2020

Easter Holiday & Bank Holiday Monday (Mon 13th April)
Saturday 4th to Sunday 19th April 2020

Summer Term 1a (2 weeks)​​​​​​​​​​​​
Monday 20th April to Friday 1st May 2020

Long Weekend with Inset Day (Mon 4th May) (3 days)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May 2020

Summer Term 1b (3 days)
Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th May 2020

Long Weekend with V.E. Day Bank Holiday (Fri 8th May)
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020

Summer Term 1c (2 weeks)
Monday 11th May to Friday 22nd May 2020

Summer Half-Term Holiday
Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st May 2020

Summer Term 2 (7 weeks)​​​​​​​
Monday 1st June to Friday 17th July 2020

Summer Holiday & Inset Days (Mon 20th July and Tues 1st Sept)
Saturday 18th July to Tuesday 1st September 2020


Our five Inset Days in 2019–20 are as follows:

  • Monday 2nd September 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019
  • Monday 6th January 2020
  • Monday 4th May 2020
  • Monday 20th July 2020


Inset Days (school closed to pupils)
Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020

Autumn Term 1 (7 weeks)
Monday 7th September to Friday 23rd October 2020

Autumn Half-Term Holiday
Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020

Autumn Term 2 (7 weeks)
Monday 2nd November to Friday 18th December 2020

Christmas and New Year Holidays & Inset Day (Mon 4th Jan)
Saturday 19th December 2020 to Monday 4th January 2021

Spring Term 1 (6 weeks)
Tuesday 5th January to Friday 12th February 2021

Spring Half-Term Holiday
Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st February 2021

Spring Term 2 (6 weeks)​​​​​​​
Monday 22nd February to Thursday 1st April 2021

Good Friday Bank Holiday (Fri 2nd April) & Easter Holiday & Inset Day (Mon 19th April)
Friday 2nd to Monday 19th April 2021

Summer Term 1a (2 weeks)
Tuesday 20th to Friday 30th April 2021

Long Weekend with Bank Holiday (Mon 3rd May) & Inset Day (Tues 4th May) (4 days)​​​​​​​
Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th May 2021

Summer Term 1b (3½​​​​​​​ weeks)
Wednesday 5th to Friday 28th May 2021

Summer Half-Term Holiday
Saturday 29th May to Sunday 6th June 2021

Summer Term 2 (7 weeks)​​​​​​​
Monday 7th June to Friday 23rd July 2021

Summer Holiday & Inset Days (Mon 6th September)
Saturday 24th July to Monday 6th September 2021


Our five Inset Days in 2020–21 are as follows:

  • Thursday 3rd September 2020
  • Friday 4th September 2020
  • Monday 4th January 2021
  • Monday 19th April 2021
  • Monday 4th May 2021
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