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Term Dates

Our school is open Monday to Friday during term times, which can be seen below.  Our school day begins with classroom doors being opened from 8.40am.  Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils finish at 3.10pm.  Key Stage 2 pupils finish at 3.20pm.


This means that pupils are in school for the following times each week:

  • EYFS and KS1 – 32.5hours
  • KS2 – 33.25hours

2023-2024 Academic Year


Autumn Term 2023

Friday 1st September – School closed for INSET

Monday 4th September – School closed for INSET

Tuesday 5th September – School opens for Autumn Term

Half Term: Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October

Monday 30th October School closed for INSET

Wednesday 20th December – School closes at 1.30pm for Christmas


Spring Term 2024

Thursday 4th January – School opens for Spring Term

Half Term: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd February

Wednesday 27th March – School closes at 1.30pm for Easter 

Thursday 28th March School closed for INSET

Friday 29th March – School closed for Bank Holiday

Monday 1st April – School closed for Bank Holiday


Summer Term 2024

Monday 15th April – School opens for Summer Term

Monday 6th May – School closed for May Day Bank Holiday

Monday 27th May – School closed for Bank Holiday

Half Term: Tuesday 28th May – Friday 31st May

Friday 19th July – School closes at 1.30pm for Summer

Monday 22nd July – School closed for INSET

Tuesday 23rd July – School closed for Occasional Day

There is a national remit for all schools to have five INSET (In-Service Training) days during a year, so that staff have time to develop their skills collectively. As far as possible we tie these onto holidays to minimise both disruption to children’s learning and inconvenience for parents. If the school has to close due to being used as a polling station, we often use that date as an INSET day, to avoid having two days when pupils would not be at school. Some INSET days are ‘held back’ and published later, once a school year has begun, so that staff can respond to national or local initiatives. We will always endeavour to communicate INSET dates promptly, once agreed by the Governing Body, so that parents can make arrangements.


Future Years

Below are the agreed term dates for future years.  Please note that these do not yet include days allocated for INSET or Occasional days, which will be confirmed nearer to the start of each year.

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