Please note our half term is ONE week only from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November. We do not take two-week half terms and currently have no plans to do so. If we did consider such a change we would want to have a longer half term holiday in May or June and we would certainly want to ensure we continued to teach children for a total 190 days a year. As a school which currently offers year 5/6 an additional 13 days of free additional education we find it difficult to see how teaching less days can be better, even if you add a few minutes to them. We do sympathize with parents who now have children at schools with different holidays but we unfortunately will not be able to authorize extra holiday to coincide with siblings elsewhere. Apart from the 5 training days, we follow Thurrock local authority term dates and consider it would be better for parents and children if all borough schools did this.