Grand Avenue School is hosting a parent support group on Monday 4th December. Click here for details. 

Term dates 2019-20

School term and holiday dates for 2019-2020

Autumn Term 2019
Wednesday, 4 SeptemberINSET – school closed to students
Thursday, 5 September to Thursday, 24 October
Friday 25th OctoberINSET – school closed to students
Monday, 28 October to Friday, 1 November Half Term
Monday 4 NovemberINSET – school closed to students
Tuesday, 5 NovemberFriday, 20 December (1.15pm close)
Spring Term 2020
Monday, 6 January to Thursday, 13 February
Friday, 14 FebruaryINSET – school closed to students
Monday, 17 February to Friday, 21 FebruaryHalf Term
Monday, 24 FebruaryINSET – school closed to students
Tuesday, 25 February to Friday, 3 April (1.15pm close)
Summer Term 2020
Monday, 20 April to Friday, 22 May
Friday, 8th MayBank Holiday
Monday, 25 May to Friday, 29 MayHalf Term
Monday, 1 June to Wednesday, 22 July (1.15pm close)
School Closure for Staff Training
Wednesday 4 September 2019
Friday 25 October 2019
Monday 4 November 2019
Friday 14 February 2020
Monday 24 February 2020
Additional dates
New Parents’ Evening, Class Tutor (All New Students)Thursday, 26 September 2019, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Parents’ Evening, Class Tutor Based Thursday 17 October 2019, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Parents’ Evening, Subject Teacher BasedWednesday 26th February 2020, 3.30pm-5.30pm
Parents’ Evening, Subject Teacher Based Thursday 27th February 2020, 3.30pm-4.30pm
Parents’ Evening, Subject Teacher Based Thursday 27th February 2020, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Leavers’ Prom Friday 26th June 2020
Last day for Post 16 Leavers and All Year 11 studentsFriday 26th June 2020
Transition week to Post 16 life skills based curriculumMonday 29 June – Friday 3 July 2020

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

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