Holiday/Term Dates

Due to new legislation that has been brought in by the Department for Education, no holidays will be authorised during school term from the 1 September 2013.

The school year is an important time for children in all years both for academic and social reasons.

If your child does not have regular attendance in school you could be prosecuted under Section 4441(1) of the Education Act 1996.

Taking your child on a term time holiday that is not authorised may result in a Penalty Notice Fine which if not paid will lead to prosecution for the offence committed. School has the right to challenge parents/carers to request evidence if they feel no acceptable reason for absence has been provided.

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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX