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Term Dates


Remaining Training days for 2022/24 have now been confirmed -

Friday 27th October 2023

Monday 8th January 2024


Please note - Monday 2nd September 2024 is likely to be a training day.


School holiday dates 2023-24

School holiday dates 2023-24


School breaks up

Return to school

Autumn half term 2023

Friday 27 October

Monday 6 November 

Christmas 2023

Friday 22 December 

Monday 8 January

Spring half term 2024

Friday 16 February

Monday 26 February

Easter 2024

Thursday 28 March

Monday 15 April

Summer half term 2024

Friday 24 May

Monday 3 June

Summer 2024

Friday 19 July

Monday 2 September


PROVISIONAL School holiday dates 2024-25

Please note these are yet to be confirmed and may subject to change.

HolidaySchool breaks upReturn to school
Autumn term 2024 Monday 2 September 2024 
Autumn half term 2024Friday 25 October 2024Monday 4 November 2024
Christmas 2024Friday 20 December 2024Monday 6 January 2025
Spring half term 2025Friday 21 February 2025Monday 3 March 2025
Easter 2025Friday 11 April 2025Monday 28 April 2025
Summer half term 2025Friday 23 May 2025Monday 2 June 2025
Summer 2025Friday 18 July 2025Monday 1 September 2025 (proposed)



Holidays during term time


Attendance levels are high in school and we would like to thank parents for their support in achieving levels well above the national norm.  A large percentage of our annual absence is holiday leave in school time and in 2013 the government made changes to the regulations surrounding 'leave of absence' in term time.

The amendments state that headteachers may NOT grant any leave of absence during term time (including family holidays) unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Therefore leave of absence authorisation for holidays in term time cannot be granted.

The Headteacher will determine if a request is an exceptional circumstance, and if leave is granted, the number of school days a child can be away from school.

Parents are asked to complete a leave of absence form which is available from the school office to explain the nature of the exceptional circumstances that necessitate their child being absent from school during term time.

If leave of absence is taken without permission from the headteacher it will be marked as unauthorised.  Unauthorised absences are monitored by the Education Welfare Service and in persistent cases of poor attendance they may become involved.