Term Dates & Times

The School Day

Early Years

Parents and carers can bring their child to the Early Years classroom between 8:40 and 8:50am. Parents and carers collect their child at the end of the day from the Early Years door at 3:15pm.

Key Stage One and Two

Children enter school at the start of the day through their cloakroom doors. Doors will be open from 8.40am. Please note that school starts at 8.50am. The gate at the front of school will be locked at 9.00am for safeguarding reasons. Children arriving after this time should enter school via the office.

Key Stage One (Years 1 & 2) parents and carers collect their child from their classroom door at 3.15pm.

Key Stage Two (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) make their way to the front of school to be collected.

Term Dates

Please note that the school will open and close at the usual times for all term sessions as detailed in the school prospectus and your child’s planner – for clarification: the school day begins at 08.50 each morning and ends at 15.15 each afternoon.

Term Dates 2020-2021

TermSchool opens to pupils at 8:50 on:Last day for pupils
Autumn 2020 - first half termTuesday 8th SeptemberThursday 22nd October
Autumn 2020 - second half termMonday 2nd NovemberFriday 18th December
Spring 2021 - first half termTuesday 5th JanuaryFriday 12th February
Spring 2021 - second half termMonday 22nd FebruaryFriday 26th March
Summer 2021 - first half termMonday 12th AprilThursday 27th May
Please note the bank holiday closure on Monday 3rd May
Summer 2021 - second half termMonday 7th JuneFriday 23rd July

2020-2021 Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays

  • Monday 7 September 2020
  • Friday 23 October 2020
  • Monday 4 January 2021
  • MONDAY 3 May 2021 *School Closed* Bank Holiday 
  • Friday 28 May 2021
  • Monday 26 July 2021

Click here to download the Term Dates 2020-2021 as a .pdf



Schools are regularly audited to ensure that they are following government guidelines and policies. Schools are not permitted to authorise any requests for leave of absence in term time unless it is for exceptional circumstances. The following reasons are NOT valid:

  • The availability of cheap holidays or accommodation;
  • The weather at a particular time of year;
  • The holiday happens to overlap the start or end of a school term – this is particularly disruptive to your child’s education at the start of the school year in September.

Absence Request Form

Information about the term dates for all City of York maintained schools can be found on the City of York Council website.