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.

Term Dates 2018-2019

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



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

Term Dates 2019-2020

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 2019-2020.  In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further 5 School Training/Professional Development Days.

Autumn 2019 - first half termMonday 2nd SeptemberFriday 25th October
Autumn 2019 - second half termMonday 4th NovemberFriday 20th December
Spring 2020 - first half termMonday 6th JanuaryFriday 14th February
Spring 2020 - second half termMonday 24th FebruaryFriday 3rd April
Summer 2020 - first half termMonday 20th AprilFriday 22nd May
Summer 2020 - second half termMonday 1st JuneMonday 20th July

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