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 2021-2022

Click here to download the Term Dates for 2021-2022 as a .pdf

TermSchool opens to pupils at 8:50 on:Last day for pupils:
Autumn 2021 - first half termTuesday 7th September 2021Friday 22nd October 2021
Autumn 2021 - second half termMonday 1st November 2021Thursday 16th December 2021
Spring 2022 - first half termWednesday 5th January 2022Friday 18th February 2022
Spring 2022 - second half termMonday 28th February 2022Friday 8th April 2022
Please note the bank holiday closure on Monday 2nd May 2022
Summer 2022 - first half termMonday 25th April 2022Thursday 26th May 2022
Summer 2022 - second half termMonday 6th June 2022Friday 22nd July 2022

2021-2022 Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays

  • Monday 6th September 2021
  • Friday 17th December 2021
  • Monday 3rd January 2022 *School Closed* Bank Holiday
  • Tuesday 4th January 2022
  • Monday 2nd May 2022 *School Closed* Bank Holiday 
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Monday 25th July 2022

Term Dates 2022-2023

The following are based on the recommended term dates provided by City of York Council for schools in the City of York area for the academic year 2021-2022. In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further five School Training/Professional Development Days.

Autumn 2022 - first half termMonday 5th SeptemberFriday 21st October
Autumn 2022 - second half termMonday 31st OctoberFriday 16th December
Spring 2023 - first half termTuesday 3rd JanuaryFriday 10th February
Spring 2023 - second half termMonday 20th FebruaryFriday 31st March
Summer 2023 - first half termMonday 17th AprilFriday 26th May
Summer 2023 - second half termMonday 5th JuneTuesday 25th July



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.