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Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life


Term Dates

Hurst Knoll St James’ CE Primary School

Term and Holiday Dates 2019-20


Pupils are required to be in school for 190 days per school year.


Autumn Term 1st Half

INSET Monday 2nd September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September – Friday 25th October 2019


Half Term Holiday

Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November 2019


Autumn Term 2nd Half

INSET Monday 4th November 2019

Tuesday 5th November – Friday 20th December 2019


Christmas Holiday

Monday 23rd December – Friday 3rd January 2020


Spring Term 1st Half

Monday 6th January – Friday 14th February 2020


Half Term Holiday

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February 2020


Spring Term 2nd Half

INSET Monday 24th February 2020

Tuesday 25th February – Friday 3rd April 2020


Easter Holiday

Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April 2020


Summer Term 1st Half

Monday 20th April – Friday 22nd May 2020

The May Bank holiday for 2020 has now been changed from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020.

This is to coincide with VE Day Celebrations and has been changed by the Government.


Half Term Holiday

Monday 25th May – Friday 5th June 2020


Summer Term 2nd Half

Monday 8th June – Thursday 23rd July 2020


TEACHER INSET Days (school closed)

Monday 2nd September 2019

Monday 4th November 2019

Monday 24th February 2020



Monday 11th May – Thursday 14th May 2020            Year 6 SATs

Monday 8th June – Friday 12th June 2020                 Year 1 Phonics Screening

Monday 8th June – Friday 26th June 2020                 Year 4 Times Tables Test


From 1st September 2013, the law gives no entitlement to parents/carers to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must only be in exceptional circumstances and the Headteacher must be satisfied that the circumstances are exceptional and warrant the authorising of leave. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without authorisation from school.


Parents are required to apply for exceptional leave in writing. Do not book your flights or accommodation until you had written notification from school confirming whether the leave of absence has been authorised or not.