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School Term Dates

Attendance Guidance

The government have stated that from September 2020 all children must return to school, so as to minimise the longer-term impact of the pandemic on your children’s education, wellbeing and wider development. Missing out on more time in the classroom will put your child at risk of falling further behind. Children with higher overall absence tend to achieve less well in both primary and secondary school. We will be working with families to secure regular school attendance from the start of the autumn term so as to help pupils catch up on missed education, make progress and promote their wellbeing and wider development.

School attendance is therefore mandatory again. This means that from this point in time, the usual rules on compulsory school attendance will apply. Based on government guidance and public health advice, we have provided some frequently asked attendance questions and answers in the hope of assisting you to understand the expectations, lessening your fears and successfully navigating your child’s return to school. Please see our amended attendance policy for further details. 

Term dates 2021 - 2022

We will welcome children in Years 1-6 back on Tuesday 7 September.

We will welcome our new Reception children on Wednesday 8 September 10-2pm 

New reception children will have a shorter first day. Please use the Orchard Rd or Stockport Rd ginnel to access school.

Reception children will then attend full time on Thursday 9 September 9-3.30pm.


Please note that holidays taken during term time will not be authorised. We also cannot authorise a pupil leaving school early to travel. 

Parents are requested not to take their children on holiday during term time. Holidays taken during term time are classed as unauthorised. Headteachers can now only authorise absences in very exceptional limited circumstances. We cannot stress enough how vitally important good attendance is in ensuring your child makes good progress. 

Thank you for your continued support.

School attendance parent guide

School attendance parent leaflet






Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEN Contact: Mrs Tiernan and Mrs Farrell

Tel: 0161 911 8040



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