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Landkey Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9BW
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Email: admin@newportprimary.devon.sch.uk

© 2019 by Newport Community School Primary Academy

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School Term Dates 2019/20

Non-Pupil Days 2019/20

School Term Dates 2020/21

Non-Pupil Days 2020/21

Dear Parent,

 The Tarka Learning Partnership Schools:-

  • Eden Park Academy

  • Sticklepath Community Primary Academy

  • Landkey Community Primary Academy

  • Newport Community School Primary Academy

  • The Park Community School

  • Roundswell Community Primary Academy
     

have been working together for a few years and formally as a multi academy trust during the current academic year. The Partnership has been receiving term dates for the next three school years and attach the new term dates. In reviewing the academic calendar we have taken into consideration the following principles or reasons:-

  • The importance of fully aligning secondary and primary school term dates to support family life. We realise it may not be possible to align dates for primary schools, which lie outside of the Tarka Learning Partnership. Local schools can, of course, determine their own term dates.
     

  • The Park Community School is consulting with parents about possible changes to the pattern of the school week and day, which reflect alterations to the school’s approach to curriculum assessment and feedback.
     

  • The Tarka Learning Partnership primary schools have carefully considered The Park Community School’s proposals and can see distinct advantages in aligning term dates to support each school’s individual training and assessment requirements.
     

The calendar for 2019/20 will therefore alter from the previously published school version to take account of the above changes. If a parent has booked a family holiday on a ‘changed’ date(s) which now fall into term time, the school will authorise this absence providing the appropriate request forms have been filled in. The academic years for 2020/21 and 2021/22 are published for the first time.

If you have any queries about the new calendar dates for 2019/20 and the subsequent two years, please contact your school’s office where they will be happy to discuss your questions.

  

Yours sincerely,

 

Judy Walters, Sam Warner, Richard Blunt, Kate Fairbrother, Annette Yates, Gareth Roscoe