In this section you can find all the information you need about when the school is open and at what times. Click on the relevant tab button to view.
2020 – 2021
Autumn Term 1 – 3 September 2020 to 23 October 2020 (38 days) INSET day Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Autumn Term 2 – 3 November to 18 December (35 days) INSET day 2nd November 2020
Spring Term 3 – 5 January 2021 to 11 February 2021 (30 days) INSET day 4th January & 12th February 2021
Spring Term 4 – 22 February 2021 to 1 April 2021 (29 days)
Summer Term 5 – 19 April 2021 to 27 May 2021 (3 May 2021 is a bank holiday) (29 days) INSET day28th May 2021
Summer Term 6 – 7 June 2021 to 22 July 2021 (34 days)
|Assembly||9.05 – 9.25||9.05 – 9.25|
|Morning session 1||9.25 – 10.30||9.25 – 10.30|
|Morning break||10.30 – 10.45||10.30 – 10.45|
|Morning session 2||10.45 – 12.00||10.45 – 12.15|
|Lunch||12.00 – 1.10||12.15 – 1.10|
|Afternoon session(s)||1.10 – 2.15|
2.30 – 3.15
|1.10 – 3.20|
Juniors do not have an afternoon break.
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It is our policy to try to keep school open whenever possible; however we are bound to experience some problems during severe winter weather and in extreme circumstances school will have to be closed. Parents will receive a text regarding school closure and an announcement will be made on High Peak Radio. We will now be able to keep you up to date with any relevant information on the notice board of the website; the address can be found above. It is also helpful if groups of parents establish communication networks to reduce the number of telephone calls to school. If you have not received a text and there has been heavy snow overnight you should telephone school, after 7.45 a.m., to check that staff have been able to gain access.
You will be advised of circumstances and the extent to which school can function. In certain circumstances you may be advised to delay sending your child to school. Please do not send your child(ren) to school unless you are sure it is open. Some of our staff travel some distance and may be experiencing more extreme conditions than Buxton! If we are open, but with fewer staff, you may be asked if your child could remain at home if you can arrange child care. This would be very much appreciated and would allow us to remain open for those parents who have work commitments. All absences relating to snow closure will be authorised and will not affect your child’s attendance record.
If there is snow during the school day it will be necessary to allow some staff to go home early to avoid being stranded at school. If you can see this situation developing we would be grateful if you could help by removing your child from school. Please do not feel that you need to telephone, just turn up and collect your child. If conditions continue to deteriorate it will be necessary to close school to avoid children or staff becoming stranded. We would, in these circumstances, text or telephone the parents of any children still in the building, but please try to remove your children before this happens.
I do appreciate that such arrangements can be very inconvenient, but the health and safety of the children and staff at these times are of paramount importance.