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: school opens at 08.50 each morning and closes at 15.15 each afternoon.


TermSchool OpensSchool Closes
Autumn 2017 - first half termTuesday 5th SeptemberThursday 26th October
Autumn 2017 - second half termMonday 6th NovemberFriday 22nd December
Spring 2018 - first half termTuesday 9th JanuaryFriday 9th February
Spring 2018 - second half termMonday 19th FebruaryFriday 23rd March
Summer 2018 - first half termMonday 9th AprilFriday 25th May
Summer 2018 - second half termTuesday 5th JuneFriday 20th July

2017-2018 Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays

  • Monday 4 September 2017
  • Friday 27 October 2017
  • Monday 8 January 2018
  • 7th May 2018 *School closed* Bank Holiday Monday
  • Monday 4 June 2018
  • Monday 23 July 2018

Click here to download the 2017-2018 term dates 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


The following are the recommended term dates provided by City of York Council for schools in the City of York area for the academic year 2018-2019.  In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further 5 School Training/Professional Development Days.

TermSchool OpensSchool Closes
Autumn 2018 - first half termWednesday 5th SeptemberThursday 25th October
Autumn 2018 - second half termMonday 5th NovemberFriday 21st December
Spring 2019 - first half termMonday 7th JanuaryThursday 21st February
Spring 2019 - second half termMonday 4th MarchFriday 12th April
Summer 2019 - first half termMonday 29th AprilFriday 24th May
Summer 2019 - second half termMonday 3rd JuneFriday 19th July

2018-2019 Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays

  • Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 September 2018
  • Friday 26 October 2018
  • Friday 22 February 2019
  • 6th May 2019 *School closed* Bank Holiday Monday
  • Monday 22 July 2019

Click here to download the 2018-2019 term dates as a .pdf

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