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Term Dates

School Term Dates 2018/19

School Closes
School Re-opens
Training Day

Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Years 7 & 12 only)
Wednesday 5th September 2018 (All School)

Monday 3rd September 2018 
Friday 26th October

Autumn Half Term Thursday 25th October 2018 Monday 5th November 2018
Christmas Thursday 20th December 2018 Monday 7th January 2019 Monday 3rd December 2018
Friday 21st December 2018
Spring Half Term Friday 15th February 2019 Monday 25th February 2019
Easter Friday 12th April 2019 Monday 29th April 2019
May Day

Monday 6th May 2019

Summer Half Term

Friday 24th May 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019
Summer Friday 19th July 2019 Monday 22nd July 2019

 Holidays in Term Time

The school will not authorise holidays in term time unless there are very exceptional circumstances.

The main reasons for this being:
(i) there is a direct relationship between underachievement and poor attendance
(ii) Students are now undertaking more exams throughout the school year, and from an earlier age, therefore any absence will have a greater impact on their results

As you know, school is open for only 190 days in the year for students (52% of the year). We want to ensure that every effort is made to secure a successful future for every one of our young people and thank you for your support in this matter. 

Obviously the school will consider extreme personal circumstances which might warrant an absence being authorised ie

- Where it is company/organisational policy for an employee to take leave at a specific time in the year and there is no opportunity for a family holiday in school holidays.  This must be evidenced by production of the policy document of the organisation.

- Service personnel returning from/scheduled to embark upon a tour of duty abroad

The school appreciates your support and understanding in this matter.


The McAuley Catholic High School, Cantley, Cantley Lane, Doncaster, DN3 3QF
Tel: 01302 537396