Parents and families - RNIB Sunshine House School and Residence

Our parents and families page is a great way to let you know what’s happening at RNIB Sunshine House School and Residence.

Here you’ll find terms dates and access to our newsletter, plus find out how to you can get involved as a Friend of RNIB Sunshine House School.

Diary dates and events at RNIB Sunshine House

School term dates 2016/2017

Summer term 2016

Monday 11 April to Wednesday 20 July 2016

  • Monday 11 April: Children return from Easter break
  • Monday 2 May: School closed for public bank holiday
  • Friday 27 May: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time
  • Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June: School closed for half term break
  • Monday 6 June: Staff training day – school closed to pupils
  • Tuesday 7 June: Children return from half term break
  • Wednesday 20 July: Last day of academic year. Finish at 1.15pm.

Autumn term 2016

Wednesday 7 Sepember to Tuesday 20 December 2016

  • 5-6 September: Staff training days - school closed to pupils
  • Wednesday 7 September: Children return. First day of new academic year.
  • Friday 21 October: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October: School closed for half term break.
  •  Monday 31 October: Children return.
  • Tuesday 20 December: Last day before Christmas break. Finish at 1.15pm.
  • Wednesday 21 December: Staff training day - school closed to pupils
  • Wednesday 21 December to Monday 2 January: School closed for Christmas break.

Spring term 2017

Tuesday 2 January to Friday 31 March

  • Tuesday 3 January: Children return from Christmas break.
  • Friday 10 February: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Monday 13 to Friday 17 February: School closed for half term break.
  • Monday 20 February: Children return from half term break.
  • Thursday 30 March: Last day before Easter break. Finish at 1.15pm.
  • Friday 31 March: Staff training day - school closed to pupils.
  • Monday 3 April to Monday 17 April: School closed for Easter break.

Summer term 2017

Tuesday 18 April to Friday 21 July 2017

  • Tuesday 18 April: Children return from Easter break.
  • Monday 1 May: School closed for public bank holiday. 
  • Friday 26 May: Last day before half term break. Normal finishing time.
  • Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June: School closed for half term break.
  • Monday 5 June: Children return from half term break.
  • Friday 23 June: Staff training day - school closed to pupils.
  • Friday 21 July: Last day of academic year. Finish at 1.15pm. 

·Download the Term dates for parents and carers 2016-2017 (Word 2,079 KB).

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Results of our parent's survey

The results of our 2013 survey show that parent/carer satisfaction with RNIB Sunshine House School is high. We received an average response rate of 79 per cent on all 38 questions asked.

However, we are now looking to focus on areas that we feel can be developed, including:

  • Communicating how the school supports pupils to prepare for change and develop the skills of resilience.
  • Looking at how we help our pupils prepare to contribute to the wider community.      
  • Reviewing our strategies on bullying, healthy eating, drug and alcohol awareness.      

Friends of RNIB Sunshine House School (FOSH)

FOSH was formed as a charity to support families and raise money for the children of RNIB Sunshine House School and Residence. We do this by arranging outings and social events enabling families to get together.

We have a committee, made up of parents and teachers, who support our children. If you would like to join us please contact us by phoning 01923 82 25 38 or emailing shsadmin@rnib.org.uk.

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