Term Dates


TERM DATES 2023/24

Autumn Term 2023

                                  School Opens                            School Closes

1st Half Term        Tuesday 5th September                 Friday 20th October   

2nd Half Term       Tuesday 31st October                    Friday 22nd December 


Spring Term 2024

School Opens                           School Closes

1st Half Term        Monday 8th January                   Friday 9th February

2nd Half Term      Monday 19th February                Thursday 28th March


Summer Term 2024

                                School Opens                          School Closes

1st Half Term          Monday 15th April                     Friday 24th May

2nd Half Term        Tuesday 11th June                     Friday 26th July


Inset Days                                                               Bank Holidays

Monday 4th September 2023                                   Monday 6th May 2024

Monday 30th October 2023

Monday 10th June 2024 

Monday 29th July 2024

Tuesday 30th July 2024      

Please remember to avoid term dates when booking holidays     



TERM DATES 2024/25




                        School Opens                 School Closes

1st Half Term       Tuesday 3rd September         Friday 18th October

2nd Half Term       Tuesday 29th October          Thursday 19th December




                                School Opens                  School Closes

1st Half Term       Monday 6th January                Friday 14th February

2nd Half Term       Monday 24th February            Friday 11th April




                        School Opens                          School Closes

1st Half Term       Monday 28th April                   Friday 23rd May

2nd Half Term       Tuesday 10th June                 Friday 25th July


Inset Days                                                Bank Holidays

Monday 2nd September 2024                      Monday 5th May 2025

Monday 28th October 2024                         

Thursday 2nd January 2024

Friday 3rd January 2025                           

Monday 9th June 2025   


Please remember to avoid term dates when booking holidays


The Importance of Attendance During Term Time

Great Moor Junior School requests that parents avoid asking for days off school for their child as refusal often offends.

At Great Moor Junior School we are committed to promoting the welfare of our children through regular school attendance. We know that every day lost to education can have an impact on a child's attainment and progress in school. The link between good attendance and high levels of achievement is undeniable. Poor attendance and lateness may also be detrimental to the social adjustment and development of pupils.. We are therefore fully committed to promoting school attendance by providing an environment and ethos where all pupils feel safe and can build positive relationships with their peers. We expect that in return parents/carers ensure that children attend school and are punctual. Underpinning this policy is the belief that promoting good attendance is the responsibility of staff, parents and carers. We expect children to attend school every day and arrive on time.

Medical and Dental appointments

Parents and carers are requested wherever possible to try to arrange medical and dental appointments for outside of school hours, If on the rare occasion a medical appointment during school time is unavoidable, then we would ask that your child attends school beforehand and/or returns to school immediately that same day following their appointment. If a child is absent from school first thing in the morning or immediately after lunch then they cannot receive an attendance present mark for that session.

Leave of absence

Leave of absence may only be given in exceptional circumstances such as family bereavement, or for other legitimate reasons such as an interview at another school. The absence should be restricted to the minimum time required and parents are asked to request permission in advance by filling in the leave of absence form below.

Family Holidays

Parents should be aware that there is no right to time off for a family holiday.  Leave of absence for any reason is only granted in exceptional circumstances and is very unlikely to be granted for the purpose of a holiday. 



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