Term Dates & Times

The School Day

Early Years

Parents and carers can bring their child to the Early Years classroom between 8:45 and 8:55am. Parents and carers collect their child from the Early Years ‘little room’ door at 3:15pm.

Key Stage One

When the whistle blows at 8:50am, children line up in the playground. The teacher then brings them into school. The school day ends at 3:15pm, when parents and carers collect their child from the classroom outside door.

Key Stage Two

When the whistle blows at 8:50am, children line up in the playground. The teacher then brings them into school. The school day ends at 3:15pm, when the children go into the playground to meet their parents and carers. If a parent or carer is not present, the children return to the classroom and the teacher takes them to the office to wait.

Term Dates

2016 – 2017

TermSchool OpensSchool Closes
Autumn 2016 - first half termTuesday 6th September 2016Friday 21st October
Autumn 2016 - second half termTuesday 1st NovemberFriday 16th December
Spring 2017 - first half termThursday 5th January 2017Friday 17th February
Spring 2017 - second half termWednesday 1st MarchFriday 7th April
Summer 2017 - first half termMonday 24th AprilFriday 26th May
Summer 2017 - second half termTuesday 6th JuneTuesday 25th July

2016 – 2017 Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays

  • Monday 5th September 2016
  • Monday 31st October 2016
  • Wednesday 4th January 2017
  • 1st May 2017 *School closed* Bank Holiday Monday
  • Monday 5th June 2017
  • Wednesday 26th July 2017

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.

2017-2018

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

REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE

WHAT THE LAW SAYS:

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.