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Term Dates and Attendance

At Acre Hall Primary School, we are all working together to improve attendance.

Regular school attendance is essential if children are to succeed and thrive. At Acre Hall we believe that regular school attendance is the key to enabling children to make the most of the educational opportunities available to them and become emotionally resilient, confident and competent adults who are able to succeed and make a positive contribution to their community.     

We value all of our pupils. We aim to work collaboratively with families to ensure pupils have the support in place to attend school and identify the reasons for poor attendance.  We also recognise that attendance is a matter for the whole school community.

As a team we aim to:

  • Promote good attendance 
  • Reduce absence, including persistent and severe absence 
  • Ensure every pupil has access to the full-time education to which they are entitled 
  • Promote early identification to address patterns of absence 
  • Promote and support punctuality in attending lessons.

Helping to create a pattern of regular attendance is everybody’s responsibility including parents, students and all members of school staff. The table below highlights our whole school approach to attendance monitoring and intervention. This is led by Mrs Kan who works with school staff to monitor and improve attendance. Further information for parents can be found on the policies page which details our Attendance guidance and procedures.

School Calendar 2023-2024

 School opensSchool closes
Autumn term 2023 
Monday 4th September Friday 20th October
 Half term 
Monday 30th October Tuesday 19th December
 Spring term 2024 
Wednesday 3rd January Friday 9th February
 Half term 
Monday 19th February Thursday 28th March
 Summer term 2024 
Monday 15th April Friday 24th May
 Half term 
Monday 10th June Thursday 25th July

Non-Pupil Days/Training Days

(School is closed to pupils (included in above calendar)

  • Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th September 2023
  • Monday 6th May 2024
  • 4 x twilight sessions for staff
  • No holidays in school time will be authorised

The school is open from 8.45am until 3.30pm each day with the register being taken at 9.00am. The total number of opening hours for our children is 32.5 hours per week. Please note that if you require an exceptional circumstance absence during school time please download the form below and complete. You will then be contacted by school to arrange an interview with Mr Catherall BEFORE you make any arrangements. All unauthorised absences are passed to our Education Welfare Officer who may fine both parents.

Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
Acre Hall Primary School
Irlam Road, Flixton
Manchester M41 6NA