Please remember that we are having a longer half term holiday in the summer term this year. This was decided after consultation and well before the pandemic. We have moved our training days around and staff have completed evening training to do this and give Woodside families the chance to take a break when prices should be a little lower. A number of Thurrock schools have already been doing this in the autumn term. We could not have coordinated with all of them as they haven't coordinated with each other and have different weeks but, in any case, we preferred the summer term when there is a better chance of good weather without the expense and climate damage of flying somewhere. This is also after our examinations.