Birches Head Academy

Term Dates 2019/2020


Inset Day Monday 2nd September
Inset Day Tuesday 3rd September
Year 7 only return Wednesday 4th September
Whole School Returns Thursday 5th September
Whole School Returns Friday 6th September
Half Term Break-Up-students Thursday 24th October
Inset Day Friday 25th October
Half Term  Monday 28th October-
Friday 1st November
Half Term Return to School Monday 4th November
Christmas Holiday Break Up Friday 20th December 
finish at 1.40pm
Inset day Monday 6th January 2020
Whole School Returns Tuesday 7th January
Half Term Break Up Friday 14th February-
Half Term  Monday 17th February-
Friday 21st February
Half Term Return to School Monday 24th February
Spring Break Up Friday 3rd April
Whole School Returns Monday 20th April
May Day/VE Day School Closed Friday  8th May
Half Term Break Up Friday 22nd May
Half Term  Monday 25th May- 
Friday 29th May
Half Term Return to School Monday 1st June
Summer Holiday Break Up Friday 17th July-finish at 12.10pm
Inset Day Monday 20th July

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2020 2021 Term Dates

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Thursday 2nd April

Birches Head Academy will be joining the new national scheme for issuing free school meal e-gift cards whilst we are closed. For those who qualify, we will contact you and send your e-gift card by e-mail or we may ask you to collect from school as part of your daily exercise. This will commence next week as we see it as vital that we continue to support you over the Easter break. Vouchers will continue each week to the value of £15 per child.

We wish you a happy Easter.


The main office is closed from Friday 3rd April at 3pm until Monday 20th April at 8am. During the Easter period, we will be regularly monitoring emails but there will be a delay in dealing with any requests.

If you are having difficulty with the Free School Meal voucher code, we will forward your query and it will be dealt with as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience whilst we navigate this new system.

In accordance with Government guidance, the Academy will be open to the children of Key Workers only over the Easter period. Spaces allocated by request.

Thank you for your continued support in these challenging times.