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Summer Fridays

You’ll be pleased to know that we will be running Summer Fridays, again this year, between 11 Jun -28 Sep, so you’ll be able to leave at lunchtime on Fridays, if you have worked your full week's contractual hours by then.

Please note that Summer Fridays are subject to approval by your line manager and individuals are encouraged to use them across the summer, rather than accumulate them to be used at the end. Please do think about any impact across your wider team when planning this time off. Certain conditions do apply:

  • you can take up to four half days
  • you can only take them in weeks that are not booked as holiday
  • where this affects operational requirements there may be flexibility e.g. allowing you to be in the office for nine days out of ten

Closure days for 2018/19

Below are details of the School's closure days over the 2018/19 winter break:

Monday 24 December

School closed

Tuesday 25 December

public holiday 

Wednesday 26 December 

public holiday 

Thursday 27 December 

School closed 

Friday 28 December

School closed 

Monday 31 December 

School closed 

Tuesday 1 January 

public holiday 

Wednesday 2 January 

normal working day 

Purchasing additional holiday in the next academic year
You can still request additional leave through the Salary Exchange or Salary Sacrifice arrangement before the deadline on Friday 29 June 2018. 

How can I purchase additional holiday?

    • You can request up to two additional weeks for the forthcoming academic year commencing 1 August 2018
    • You must first seek approval from your line manager and in discussion consider the impact on your wider team
  • Contact your HR business partner before the deadline on 29 June 2018. For further details look at the Salary Exchange Q&A or visit the HR portal pages (Human Resources> Benefits > Time off)