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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

School Term Dates

School Holidays and Closures

September 2020 to July 2021






Friday 4th September 2020

Half Term

Friday 23rd October 2020

Monday 2nd November 2020


Friday 18th December 2020

Monday 4th January 2021

Half Term

Friday 12th February 2021

Monday 22nd February 2021


Thursday 1st April 2021

Monday 19th April 2021


Friday 28th May 2021

Monday 7th June 2021


Thursday 22nd July 2021


School will also be closed to students on the following days: 

  • Wednesday 2nd  and 3rd September (INSET)
  • Monday 30th November (INSET)
  • Friday 18th December (INSET)
  • Friday 12th March (INSET)
  • Monday 3rd May (Bank Holiday)


At Buxton Community School we recognise that attending school regularly and on time has a positive impact on learning and progress. Excellent attendance and punctuality is key to our students’ success.

Most children at Buxton Community School have an attendance record of well over 95%. Many have an attendance record of 100%. In line with the Government and Local Authority guidelines, we expect all our students to maintain an attendance level of well over 95%.

If a student’s attendance falls below 90%, they may well fall into the ‘Persistent Absence’ category. We would like to avoid this happening to your child.


Can we please remind you not to organise any term time holidays as these will not be authorised (and will lead to fines). Where possible try to arrange medical appointments outside of the school day. If this is unavoidable, please arrange the appointment later in the afternoon so your child is able to attend as many lessons as possible and will then gain their morning and afternoon attendance marks.

If your child is genuinely ill and unable to attend school, it is important that parents/carers inform the school on each day of absence.