School Term Dates and School Day

Term Dates for 2021/2022

Autumn Term 2021

1st September - 2nd September

Staff Training Days

3rd September

Term begins for students

25th-29th October


17th December

Last Day of Term (students in school)

Spring Term 2022

4th January

Staff Training Day

5th January Term begins for students

14th-18th February


1st April

Last Day of Term (students in school)

Summer Term 2022

19th April

Term begins for students

2nd May

May Day Bank Holiday

30th May - 3rd June 


20th July

Last Day of Term (students in school)

Parental Responsibilities

The staff at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School will do all we can to keep out students safe and happy. However, we cannot control external factors, therefore many key responsibilities remain with parents and students to minimise the chances of the virus entering school. Parents should:

  • Agree to the government’s Track and Trace system
  • Encourage your child to adhere to all social distancing and safety guidelines when travelling to and from school and while on the school site
  • Encourage your child to travel straight home after school and not arrange to meet friends
  • Ensure that your child attends school every day
  • Ensure that all homework is completed on time
  • Do not, under any circumstances, send your child to school if they display any symptoms of COVID-19
  • If you are called to collect your child due to illness, you must come to school as soon as possible. The school’s decision on whether a child should be sent home will be final
  • Ensure you provide the school with up to date contact details and notify them of any changes immediately
  • Read all policies and communication updates to stay abreast of latest Covid-19 guidance

Practical Considerations

 Year Group Bubbles

  • Children will be arranged in forward-facing rows in the classroom
  • Children will have staggered start, break and finish times
  • Each year group will have a designated social/play area
  • There will be a staggered dismissal from lessons and break times to minimise the contact with other bubbles when moving to lessons
  • Initially we will not have full year group assemblies, but all students will access the assembly through Microsoft Teams
  • No contact sports will be taught until further notice
  • Visitors into school will be strictly limited and by appointment only - most scheduled meetings are likely to be held via Microsoft Teams or telephone
  • We will adhere to the Health and Safety measures in the government and Local Authority guidance (an updated risk assessment will be published on the school website shortly)


Suspected COVID-19 in school

  • Children showing symptoms will be sent home immediately and parents should arrange a test using NHS guidance (please see flow chart attached)
  • Decision of the school is final and non-negotiable
  • Remote learning will be provided during self-isolation

Confirmed COVID-19 in school

  • From September, if your child tests positive at the weekend or during a school holiday, notify school as soon as possible by emailing so we can take appropriate steps to close bubbles and prevent spread
  • If we have more than two confirmed cases within two weeks, Public Health may consider this an outbreak. School will follow their instructions which may including closing bubbles, year groups or the entire school

Local Lockdown Arrangements

  • In case of a Local Lockdown, it is likely all children other than those of critical workers and priority groups will return to accessing remote learning from home
  • School will follow advice of Public Health England (PHE) and the Local Authority

Remote Education

  • If the school is forced to close, we will be using Microsoft Teams to deliver live-streamed lessons
  • Remote education will be provided for all children self-isolating or in the case of local lockdowns/ whole-school closure