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October Half Term FAQ

October Half Term

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the extra week coming from?

This is not an “extra week”, the days would be taken from other terms and INSET days would be used , so children would spend the same amount of time at school. It has not yet been decided which term these days will be taken from.


Additional childcare costs:

The childcare costs would be the same as we would be taking days from other terms and therefore the children would be having the same about of time in school.


Which other schools have a 2 week half term.

Several schools do this including:- Chessington School, (formally Chessington Community College), Hinchley Wood, Epsom and Ewell, Boadmere and New Monument Multi Academy Trust where a number of our siblings attend. In addition other schools are also considering this.


When will this take effect?

              This has not yet been decided. We would want to give parents as much notice as possible.


Will Castle Kids be open:

               Castle Kids will be open.


How will this impact on children’s learning?

We feel it will have a positive impact on childrens learning as it will give them a much needed break, during a very long term and allow them to be more refreshed and focused.