Holidays in Term Time

Please be advised the Department of Education has advised schools to only authorise leave of absence/holidays in exceptional circumstances hence Emmbrook Junior School will not approve any absence in term time, except in such circumstances. Please complete the form below and return to school at least one month before the requested absence.

We will endeavour to respond to your request within 5 working days. If approved, your child will be expected to collect and complete all missed work. Please note that taking your child away during the school term is detrimental to educational progress.

Please be aware that if holidays are taken without approval, this information will be passed to our Education Welfare Service and a Penalty Notice may be issued without further warning.

Payment of a Penalty Notice within 21 days is £60, between 22 and 28 days is £120. Penalty notices are issued to each parent per child.  

More details at www.wokingham.gov.uk/penaltynotices or from the Education Welfare Service.

Failure to pay the fine will result in the matter being taken to court.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 22 October 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

We would like to thank all the parents and carers who arranged for PCR tests and have shared the information with us.

Only children with symptoms or positive PCR test results are required to isolate, and we do not require any child without symptoms to have a PCR test in order to come to school. If you are concerned then we encourage you to arrange a test but it is not a requirement. If you feel unwell and have symptoms you should book a PCR test through Gov.uk

Government Guidance

Government Covid-19 Response: Autumn & Winter Plan 2021

COVID-19: Guidance on Protecting People Defined on Medical Grounds as Extremely Vulnerable

If your child displays any symptoms please arrange for a test as soon as possible. Information and advice can be found at: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

Application for Secondary School

The deadline is the 31st October 2021 all Year 6 children must have applied for their place by this time. Details of how to apply are here: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/starting-secondary-school-age-11/

Autumn Term  Dates 2021-22

  • 25th – 29th Oct 2021 – Half Term
  • 31st October – Secondary School Application Deadline (Year 6)
  • 1st Nov 2021 – Inset Day (School Closed)
  • 15th – 19th Nov – Assessment Week
  • 19th November – Children in Need
  • 3rd Dec 2021 – Non-Uniform Day
  • 10th Dec 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day
  • 13th Dec & 15th Dec – Y4 Christmas Production
  • 16th Dec – Christmas Panto
  • 17th Dec 2021 – Last day of term

Thanks for your continued support

The EJS Team