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Term Dates

Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence.

  The Importance of Attendance during Term Time

Reddish Vale High School requests that parents and carers avoid asking for days off school for their child as refusal often offends!

At Reddish Vale High School we are committed to promoting the welfare of our students through regular school attendance. We know that every day lost to education can have a serious impact on students’ attainments and overall progress in school. The link between good attendance and high levels of achievement is undeniable. Poor attendance and lateness may also be detrimental to the social adjustment and development of students. We are therefore fully committed to promoting school attendance by providing an environment and ethos where all students feel safe and can build positive relationships with their peers. We expect that in return parents/carers ensure that students attend school and are punctual. Underpinning this policy is the belief that promoting good attendance is the responsibility of staff, parents and carers and this must be evident in our interactions with students. We expect students to attend school every day and arrive on time.


Medical and Dental appointments

Parents and carers are requested wherever possible to try to arrange medical and dental appointments for outside of school hours using the new NHS out-of-hours evening and weekend GP appointment service and therefore, keep medical appointments in school time to an absolute minimum. If on the rare occasion a medical appointment during school time is unavoidable, then we would ask that your child attends school beforehand and/or returns to school immediately that same day following their appointment. The appointment card should be submitted to school as evidence. If a student is absent from school first thing in the morning or immediately after lunch then they cannot receive an attendance present mark for that session.


RVHS Term Dates 2020/21

Autumn Term 2020

Tuesday 1st September 2020

INSET Day for Staff

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Re-opening Planning Day (No pupils)

Friday 23rd October 2020

School closes for half term

Monday 26th October 2020 to Friday 30th October 2020: Half Term

Monday 2nd November 2020

School opens for staff and pupils

Friday 27th November 2020

INSET Day for Staff

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

School closes for Christmas

Wednesday 23rd December 2020 to Wednesday 6th January 2021 Christmas Break

Spring Term 2021

Thursday 7th January 2021

INSET Day for Staff (Vired)

Friday 8th January 2021

INSET Day for Staff (Vired)

Monday 11th January 2021

School opens for staff and pupils

Friday 12th February 2021

School closes for half term

Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021: Half Term

Monday 22nd February 2021

School opens for staff and pupils

Friday 26th March 2021

School closes for Easter

Monday 29th March to Friday 9th April Easter Break

(Good Friday 2nd April, Easter Monday 5th April 2021)

Summer Term 2021

Monday 12th April 2021

School opens for staff and pupils

Monday 3rd May 2021 Bank


School closed for staff and pupils

Friday 28th May 2021

School closes for half term

Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021: Half Term

Monday 7th June 2021

School opens for staff and pupils

Friday 18th June 2021

INSET Day for Staff

Wednesday 21st July 2021

School closes for Summer


In light of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year and the additional bank holiday on Friday 3 June we are currently in the process of revising our term dates. These will be updated on our website as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience RVHS.