Following a suggestion from parents at a Parent Focus Group, we are exploring the possibility of changing our October Half Term holiday to a two week break. The benefits would be that parents could take a holiday when the costs are cheaper, and therefore help improve attendance as well as making it more affordable. Evidence from schools who have made this change seems to support the argument. Most pupils from Preston Primary feed into Paignton Community Sports Academy, who already have a two week October break. Therefore if our holidays tied in, parents with children at both schools would benefit. We are consulting staff, parents and other interested parties to hear their opinion. Please note any proposed changes would take effect for the academic year 2018 – 2019 at the earliest.