Term Dates

Academic Year 2016-2017



Autumn Term


Monday 5th September 2016      – Wednesday 21st December 2016


Inset Days: Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th September 2016 (children not in school)

Children come back on Wednesday 7th September 2016


Inset Day: Friday 21st October 2016     (children not in school)


Half term: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2016


End of term: Wednesday 21st December 2016

Christmas Holiday: Thursday 22nd December 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017



Spring Term


Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Friday 31st March 2017

Children come back on Wednesday 4th January 2017

Half term: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2017

Inset Day: Monday 20th February 2017 (children not in school)

End of term: Friday 31st March 2017

Easter Holiday: Monday 3rd April – Monday 17th April 2017


Summer Term


Tuesday 18th April 2017 – Wednesday 26th July 2017


May Day: Monday 1st May 2017 (school closed)


Half term: Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017



Occasional days: Monday 24th – Wednesday 26th July (children not in school)

Children and staff will finish on Friday 21st July 2017.


Term Dates 2017-2018



Leave of Absence during term time

If you require leave of absence for your child during term time, for a non-illness, medical or approved appointment it is necessary that you complete and return and absence request form which can be collected from the school office or downloaded below.

There is no entitlement to leave in term time and Parents/Carers should not expect leave of absence to be granted as of right. Approval is discretionary and only in exceptional circumstances. It is possible in certain circumstances that your child could be removed from the school roll and you would need to reapply for a place  on your return.

Please return the completed form to the Headteacher no less than 4 weeks before the date when you want the period of absence to start, stating your reasons for needing to take your child out of school during term time.

We must WARN you that if you take your child out of school without authorisation the Local Education Authority has the power to issue Fixed-Penalty Notices of £60, rising to £120 if not paid within 28 days (Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2004).

Absence request form

The Sunflower Fund

We aim for Southfield to provide a happy, nurturing community which inspires children to learn and to be their best. To do this there are two main areas we would like to improve: the quality of the learning materials that are on offer to our children and the environment in which they learn. The funds we have can take us so far, but we believe if we could generate additional financial support it could benefit the school significantly.

After discussion between the Governing Body and our Headteacher, The School agreed this is an opportunity we would like to try. Therefore, to help achieve this we are asking for your support in making a voluntary financial contribution to a new ‘Sunflower Fund’.

If you would like to support the ‘Sunflower Fund’ you can do so by logging into your ParentMail account and going to the “payments” area where you will find an option to pay in installments of £5, or more if you choose (see box titled custom installment), or a one off payment of £60 per year.

Alternatively, you can set up a standing order with your bank. Please pay to the school account using reference “Sunflower”.
(Southfield Primary School, NatWest Bank Ealing, Sort code: 60-07-10, Account: 03715566).

We will also gladly accept cheques handed in at the front office.

The Governors propose reporting back to you each term on the funds that have been generated and how they have been spent.

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