When planning school term dates for the year ahead, the Academy and our Local Governing Body have to consider five INSET (Training) Days, which must take place between September and July.

Appleton Academy has always tried, wherever possible, to avoid as many of these days as we can from falling during term time. We also arrange for teaching staff to undertake this statutory training after school during evening ‘twilight’ sessions. However, it is not possible to undertake all of the training during these sessions and it is for this reason that we would like to inform parents that the Academy will now be closed to all students on the following date:

Friday 20 July 2018

This effectively means that the summer term will end for all students on Thursday 19 July 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience this change of date and the closure of the Academy will cause. We do not take these decisions lightly but as we have a statutory duty to provide these INSET Days for staff, it is felt that this date will allow parents to plan ahead and comes at a time as close as possible to what would have been the end of the school year.

Thank you for your continued support.