Term Dates

You can also find term and holiday dates, together with information about training days, exam timetables and other events in school on our website calendar.  For further information about the school day please explore our different Learning Environments.


TermSchool OpensLast Day for Students
Autumn 2019 - first half termWednesday 4th September 2019
~first day for primary pupils
~induction day for secondary pupils
Friday 25th October 2019
Autumn 2019 - second half termMonday 4th November 2019Friday 20th December 2019
Spring 2020 - first half termTuesday 7th January 2020Friday 14th February 2020
Spring 2020 - second half termMonday 24th February 2020Friday 3rd April 2020
Summer 2020 - first half termMonday 20th April 2020Friday 22nd May 2020
Summer 2020 - second half termMonday 1st June 2020Friday 17th July 2020
~2pm finish for pupils

2019-2020 Staff Training Days and Bank Holiday Closures

  • Monday 2nd September 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019
  • Monday 7th October 2019
  • Monday 6th January 2020
  • Friday 8th May 2020 – Early May Bank Holiday, VE Day
  • Monday 20th July 2020


The following are the recommended term dates provided by City of York Council for schools in the City of York area for the academic year 2020-2021.  In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further 5 School Training/Professional Development Days.

Autumn 2020 - first half termMonday 7th SeptemberFriday 23rd October
Autumn 2020 - second half termMonday 2nd NovemberFriday 18th December
Spring 2021 - first half termMonday 4th JanuaryFriday 12th February
Spring 2021 - second half termMonday 22nd FebruaryFriday 26th March
Summer 2021 - first half termMonday 12th AprilFriday 28th May
Summer 2021 - second half termMonday 7th JuneMonday 26th July

2020-2021 Staff Training Days and Bank Holiday Closures

Once decided, the five Staff Training days for 2020-2021 will be published here.  The Danesgate Community will be closed on Monday 3rd May 2021 for the May Day bank holiday.

Information about term dates and school closures for schools throughout the City of York can be found on the CYC website.