Term Dates

Academic Year 2017-2018


Autumn Term

Monday 4th September 2017 – Wednesday 20th December 2017

Inset Days: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September 2017 (children not in school)

Children come back on Wednesday 6th September 2017

Inset Day: Friday 20th October 2017 (children not in school)

Half term: Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October 2017

End of term: Wednesday 20th December 2017

Christmas Holiday: Thursday 21st December 2017 – Monday 1st January 2018


Spring Term

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – Thursday 29th March 2018

Inset Day: Tuesday 2nd January 2018   (children not in school)

Children come back on Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Half term: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February 2018

End of term: Thursday 29th March 2018

Easter Holiday: Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April 2018


Summer Term

Monday 16th April 2018 – Wednesday 25th July 2018

May Day: Monday 7th May 2018 (school closed)

Half term: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018

Inset Day: Friday 29th June 2018 (children not in school)

Occasional days: Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th July 2018

 Children and staff will finish on Friday 20th July 2018


Term Dates 2018-19


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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