Lighthouse School, inspiring bright futures


At Lighthouse School we firmly believe that all students benefit from regular school attendance. The aim of this guidance is to minimise the amount of time lost due to absence in order to maximise the educational potential of every student. This can be achieved with the support of parents by ensuring absence, including holidays, is not taken during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’.

At Lighthouse School, in order for an attendance record to be deemed good, it must be 96% or above:

  • 100% Excellent Attendance
  • 98% Very Good Attendance
  • 96% Good Attendance

Each year, a number of students from every year group achieve 100% attendance, emphasising that it is an achievable target. Some achieve this level of attendance year upon year. Absence during term time, for any reason, interrupts a student’s education and risks disrupting their educational progress.

Students and their families should aim for 100% attendance, The Department for Education state good attendance is 95% or better.

Students with:

  • 85% attendance are missing 1 1/2 days of education every fortnight.
  • 85% and below are classified as Persistent Absentees
  • 80% attendance all the way through secondary school is the equivalent of missing a whole year of education.

Term Dates 2020-2021

Holiday School closes School opens
Autumn mid-term Friday 23rd October 2020 Monday 2nd November 2020
Christmas break Friday 18th December 2020 Monday 4th January 2021
Spring mid-term Friday 12th February 2021 Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Easter break Thursday 1st April 2021 Monday 19th April 2021
May Bank Holiday Friday 30th April 2021 Tuesday 4th May 2021
Summer mid-term Friday 28th May 2021 Monday 7th June 2021
Summer Break Friday 23rd July 2021

Training days 2020 - 2021

  • Thursday 3rd September 2020
  • Friday 4th September 2020
  • Friday 9th October 2020
  • Monday 22nd February 2021
  • Monday 12th July 2021