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 2022-2023

Click here to download the Term Dates 2022-2023 as a .pdf

TermSchool opens to pupils:Last day for pupils
Autumn 2022 - first half termTuesday 6th SeptemberFriday 21st October
Autumn 2022 - second half termMonday 31st OctoberFriday 16th December
Spring 2023 - first half termWednesday 4th JanuaryFriday 10th February
Spring 2023 - second half termMonday 20th FebruaryFriday 31st March
Summer 2023 - first half termMonday 17th AprilThursday 25th May
Please note the Bank Holiday on Monday 1st May 2023
Summer 2023 - second half termMonday 5th JuneFriday 21st July

2022-2023 Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays

  • Monday 5th September 2022
  • Tuesday 3rd January 2023
  • Monday 1st May 2023 – Early May Bank Holiday
  • Friday 26th May 2023
  • Monday 24th July 2023
  • Tuesday 25th July 2023

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 2023-2024

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 2023-24. In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further five teacher training days and we will publish our 2023-34 training days on the website once they are available.

TermStartsEnds
Autumn 2023 - 1st half termMonday 4th September 2023Friday 27th October 2023
Autumn 2023 - 2nd half termMonday 6th November 2023Friday 22nd December 2023
Spring 2024 - 1st half termMonday 8th January 2024Friday 9th February 2024
Spring 2024 - 2nd half termMonday 19th February 2024Friday 22nd March 2024
Summer 2024 - 1st half termMonday 8th April 2024Friday 24th May 2024
Please note the Bank Holiday on Monday 6th May 2024
Summer 2024 - 2nd half termMonday 3rd June 2024Monday 22nd July 2024

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.