Stockton-on-the-Forest Primary School

Happy, Healthy, Learning for Life and Caring for All

Term Dates

Term Dates & Times

The School Day

School is open for pupils from 8.45am-3.15pm (32.5hrs per week). The official school start time is 8.45am, registers close 8.55am. Children should be in school, ready to learn, for 8.45am at the latest. The school day ends at 3.15pm for all classes.

  • Pines Class (Reception)
    • Parents and carers can bring their child to Pines Classroom at 8:45am. Parents and carers can collect their child at the end of the day from the Pines Classroom door at 3:15pm.
  • Willows Class (Year One and Two)
    • Children enter school at the start of the day through their cloakroom doors. Parents/carers should please drop children off and collect from the Millennium Garden gate. Doors will be open from 8.45 am and learning starts as soon as the children enter the classroom. 
    •  Hazel Class (Year Three and Four)
    • Children enter school through Hazel Cloakroom door at 8:45. Children should be collected from Hazel Cloakroom door at 3:15.
    • Oaks Class (Year Five and Six)
    • Children enter school through the library door at 8:45. Any parents/carers collecting and dropping off can do so at the Millennium Garden gate.
    • Pupils in Y5/6 may walk to and from school unaccompanied with written permission.
    • Children arriving late will need to report to the main office.

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 – for clarification: the school day begins at 08.45 each morning and ends at 15.15 each afternoon.

Planned Term Dates for 2024-2025

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 2024-2025. In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further five staff training/professional development days and we will publish our 2024-25 training days on the website once they are available.

TermTerm StartsTerms Ends
Autumn 2024 - 1st half termMonday 2nd September 2024Friday 25th October 2024
Autumn 2024 - 2nd half termMonday 4th November 2024Friday 20th December 2024
Spring 2025 - 1st half termMonday 6th January 2025Friday 14th February 2025
Spring 2025 - 2nd half termMonday 24th February 2025Friday 4th April 2025
Summer 2025 - 1st half termTuesday 22nd April 2025Friday 23rd May 2025
Please note the Bank Holiday on Monday 5th May 2025
Summer 2025 - 2nd half termMonday 2nd June 2025Tuesday 22nd July 2025

Planned Training Day Dates for 2024-25

Monday 2nd September 2024

Monday 6th January 2025

Early May Bank Holiday – Monday 5th May 2025

Friday 23rd May 2025

Monday 21st July 2025

Tuesday 22nd July 2025

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.



Schools are regularly audited to ensure that they are following government guidelines and policies. Schools are not permitted to authorise any requests for leave of absence in term time unless it is for exceptional circumstances. The following reasons are NOT valid:

  • The availability of cheap holidays or accommodation;
  • The weather at a particular time of year;
  • The holiday happens to overlap the start or end of a school term – this is particularly disruptive to your child’s education at the start of the school year in September.

Information about the term dates for all City of York maintained schools can be found on the City of York Council website.