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 Jan 2022)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please find below some key dates for this term along with updated Covid-19 advice from the DfE on isolation periods. 

Important Dates & Covid Advice

Spring Term Dates 2021-22

21st January 2022  – Bags2School Collection

8th February 2022 – Safer Internet day

8th February 2022 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn (Y5)

17th February 2022 – Y4 Trip (TBC)

18th February 2022 – Exhibition Morning (C-19 dependent)

21st – 25th February 2022 – Half Term

28th February 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

7th – 11th March – Assessment week

30th & 31st March 2022 – Parents’ evening

8th April 2022 – Last Day of Term (2pm)

DfE Update

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Further information, including examples of when to end self-isolation if you have had COVID-19 symptoms, is available in the stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

Thanks

The EJS Team