Term Dates

School Year 2018/2019

Term Term
begins
Half term
starts
Half term
ends
Term
ends
Autumn 2018 Monday
3rd September
Monday
29th October
Friday
2nd November
Friday
21st December
Spring 2019 Monday
7th January
Monday
25th February
Friday
1st March
Friday
12th April
Summer 2019 Monday
29th April
Monday
27th May
Friday
31st May
Monday
22nd July

 

We would remind parents that Merthyr Tydfil as a local authority are following Welsh Government recommendations leading to a zero tolerance policy on holidays during term time. Only in exceptional circumstances could these be approved by the school.

Therefore, we urge parents to take note of the details of exams and controlled assessment requirements when we circulate them, and to make every effort to arrange holidays to coincide with those of the school.

Your aim should be 100% attendance.

In the case of the GCSE examinations, a proportion of the marks in a subject is obtained from work done by the pupils over the two year period. This is completed in Controlled Assessments.  The marks gained in this way often count for between 20% and 50% of the total examination marks and are critical to the final grade achieved. Absence during the term can, therefore, be very damaging to the prospects of a pupil.

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