Please note that the school will open and close at the usual times for all term sessions, as detailed in your child’s planner and on our website.
Term Dates 2023-2024
Click here to download the Term Dates 2023 – 2024 as a .pdf
|Term||School opens to pupils:||Last day for pupils:|
|Autumn 2023 - 1st half term||Tuesday 5th September 2023||Friday 27th October 2023|
|Autumn 2023 - 2nd half term||Monday 6th November 2023||Friday 22nd December 2023|
|Spring 2024 - 1st half term||Wednesday 10th January 2024||Friday 9th February 2024|
|Spring 2024 - 2nd half term||Monday 19th February 2024||Friday 22nd March 2024|
|Summer 2024 - 1st half term||Monday 8th April 2024||Thursday 23rd May 2024|
|Please note the Bank Holiday on Monday 6th May 2024|
|Summer 2024 - 2nd half term||Monday 3rd June 2024||Friday 19th July 2024|
2023-2024 Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays
- Monday 4th September 2023
- Monday 8th January 2024
- Tuesday 9th January 2024
- Monday 6th May 2024 – Early May Bank Holiday
- Friday 24th May 2024
- Monday 22nd July 2024
All schools are closed to pupils for five teacher training days in the year. Staff training dates may be subject to change, subject to any new requirements or regulations which may be issued by the DfE or local education authority. You will be given as much notice as possible of any changes to the training days.
Planned Term Dates for 2024-2025
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 2024-2025. In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further five staff training/professional development days and we will publish our 2024-25 training days on the website once they are available.
|Term||Term Starts||Terms Ends|
|Autumn 2024 - 1st half term||Monday 2nd September 2024||Friday 25th October 2024|
|Autumn 2024 - 2nd half term||Monday 4th November 2024||Friday 20th December 2024|
|Spring 2025 - 1st half term||Monday 6th January 2025||Friday 14th February 2025|
|Spring 2025 - 2nd half term||Monday 24th February 2025||Friday 4th April 2025|
|Summer 2025 - 1st half term||Monday 22nd April 2025||Friday 23rd May 2025|
|Please note the Bank Holiday on Monday 5th May 2025|
|Summer 2025 - 2nd half term||Monday 2nd June 2025||Tuesday 22nd July 2025|
Information about the term dates for all City of York maintained schools can be found on the City of York Council website.
Request For Leave of Absence
WHAT THE LAW SAYS:
All children must attend school during term time. Schools and headteachers are not allowed to
authorise any requests for leave of absence in term time unless it is for exceptional circumstances.
The school have to automatically report the following types of absences as unauthorised:
- All family holidays at any time during the school term
- Visiting relatives, family or friends
- Parental work or study commitments (the University of York actively endorses children’s full
attendance at school during term time)
WHAT THE HEADTEACHER WILL DO:
The headteacher is only allowed to authorise an absence if it falls under the definition of ‘exceptional
circumstances’. All other absence requests will be recorded as unauthorised on your child’s records.