Term Time Dates and Attendance


  Start of School Day End of School Day




8:55am 3:20pm

Children should arrive at school at least five minutes before school begins but should not arrive earlier than 8:45am.  No responsibility can be taken for pupils who arrive before this time.  The doors will be opened at 8:50am.

2023 - 2024 HOLIDAYS

Holiday School Closes School Opens
  (Fri 21st Jul 23) Mon 4th Sep 23
AUTUMN MID TERM CLOSURE Fri 20th Oct 23 Tue 31st Oct 23
AUTUMN TERM CLOSURE Thu 21st Dec 23 at 1:15pm Mon 8th Jan 24
SPRING MID TERM CLOSURE Fri 9th Feb 24 Mon 19th Feb 24
SPRING TERM CLOSURE Thu 28th Mar 24 Mon 15th Apr 24
MAY DAY Fri 3rd May 24 Tue 7th May 24
SUMMER MID TERM CLOSURE Fri 24th May 24 Wed 5th June 24
SUMMER TERM CLOSURE Fri 19th Jul 24 at 1:15pm

2024 - 2025 HOLIDAYS

Holiday School Closes School Opens
  (Fri 19th Jul 24) Mon 2nd Sep 24
AUTUMN MID TERM CLOSURE Fri 18th Oct 24 Tue 29th Oct 24
AUTUMN TERM CLOSURE Fri 20th Dec 24 at 1:15pm Mon 6th Jan 25
SPRING MID TERM CLOSURE Fri 14th Feb 25 Mon 24th Feb 25
SPRING TERM CLOSURE Fri 4th Apr 25 Tue 22nd Apr 25
MAY DAY Fri 2nd May 25 Tue 6th May 25
SUMMER MID TERM CLOSURE Fri 23rd May 25 Wed 4th June 25
SUMMER TERM CLOSURE Fri 18th Jul 25 at 1:15pm


Barnoldswick Church of England Primary School recognises the foundation of securing good attendance is that school is a calm, orderly, safe and supportive environment where all pupils want to be and are keen and ready to learn. 

It is the legal responsibility of every parent to make sure their child receives an efficient full-time education either by attendance at a school or by education otherwise than at a school.  Where parents decide to have their child registered at school, they have an additional legal duty to ensure their child attends that school regularly.  This means their child must attend every day that the school is open, except in a small number of allowable circumstances such as being too ill to attend or being given permission for an absence in advance from the school.  This is essential for pupils to get the most out of their school experience, including their attainment, wellbeing and wider life chances.

Requests to take children out of school during term time must be made to the head teacher by completing an absence form available from the school office or using the download link below.  

We follow strict guidelines laid down by the government which means that holidays taken in term time will NOT be authorised.

If a child does take a holiday in term time their attendance record will be marked as unauthorised absence.  If the absence is for five school days or more, we reserve the right to ask the Local Authority to issue a penalty notice.  

Please see our attendance policy for further details.

Lancashire County Council set the holiday framework for schools.  This is published at: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/school-term-dates-and-holidays.aspx

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