School leaving dates
The school leaving dates are as follows:
- 31 May
- the first day of the Christmas holidays
Pupils who will be 16 years old on or between 1 March and 30 September can leave school on 31 May. Pupils who are 16 years old on or between 1 October and the last day of February can leave school on the first day of the Christmas holidays.
A pupil close to school leaving age can transfer to a full-time further education course. This should be approved by the Quality Manager, Curriculum and Quality Improvement Service.