Term Dates

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

TermSchool opens to pupils:Last day for pupils:
Autumn 2023 - 1st half termTuesday 5th September 2023Friday 27th October 2023
Autumn 2023 - 2nd half termMonday 6th November 2023Friday 22nd December 2023
Spring 2024 - 1st half termWednesday 10th January 2024Friday 9th February 2024
Spring 2024 - 2nd half termMonday 19th February 2024Friday 22nd March 2024
Summer 2024 - 1st half termMonday 8th April 2024Thursday 23rd May 2024
Please note the Bank Holiday on Monday 6th May 2024
Summer 2024 - 2nd half termMonday 3rd June 2024Friday 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.

TermTerm StartsTerms Ends
Autumn 2024 - 1st half termMonday 2nd September 2024Friday 25th October 2024
Autumn 2024 - 2nd half termMonday 4th November 2024Friday 20th December 2024
Spring 2025 - 1st half termMonday 6th January 2025Friday 14th February 2025
Spring 2025 - 2nd half termMonday 24th February 2025Friday 4th April 2025
Summer 2025 - 1st half termTuesday 22nd April 2025Friday 23rd May 2025
Please note the Bank Holiday on Monday 5th May 2025
Summer 2025 - 2nd half termMonday 2nd June 2025Tuesday 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.

Click here to download a copy of the Absence Request Form, which includes further information about what absence may fall under the definition of ‘exceptional circumstances’.

UNAUTHORISED ABSENCES:

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.

IMPORTANT - from September 2022
If your child’s absence is ‘unauthorised’, a fixed penalty notice (fine) of up to £120 per parent/carer may be issued by City of York Council.
Sections 444A and 444B of the Education Act 1996 (the act) empower authorised local authority (LA) officers, schools or the police to issue penalty notices (PNs) in cases of unauthorised absence from school. Please see https://www.york.gov.uk/SchoolAttendance for more information.