We are moving!
We are counting down to the move from temporary accommodation within Ark Priory Primary Academy to our own new building on the Vale: just a few weeks left to go! We move in the week beginning 19th February 2018 and the school will be closed whilst we move.
2017/2018 academic year
Please be aware that it will be necessary to close the school for an additional week when we move to the new building. This is currently timetabled for February 2018, meaning the school will have a two week half- term break starting with the week listed below.
(Term dates are written below as the days children are in school and exclude the insets at the start and end of the terms. However, please look carefully at inset days - some of these are within the term.)
Autumn term 1: Thursday 7th September - Friday 20th October 2017
Inset days 4th/5th/6th September 2017
Half term: Monday 23rd October- Friday 27th October 2017
Autumn 2: Monday 30th October-Friday 15th December 2017
Inset day: Friday 8th December
Spring 1: Thursday 4th January 2018 - Thursday February 8th 2018
Inset days: Wednesday 3rd January and Friday 9th February 2018
Half term:Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February 2018 plus additional moving week 19th-23rd February.
NB The school will also be closed to children during the week starting19th February 2018 to allow the move to the new building to be completed.
Spring 2: Monday 19th February- Tuesday 27th March 2018
Inset days: Friday 16th March and Wednesday 28th March 2018
Summer 1: Tuesday 17th April -Friday 25th May 2018
Inset days: Monday 16th April 2018.
Bank Holidays: Monday 7th May, Monday 28th May 2018
Half term: Tuesday 29th May - Friday 1st June 2018
Summer 2: Monday 4th June - Tuesday 24th July 2018
Inset day: Friday 6th July 2018
2016/2017 academic year
Autumn term 1: Wednesday 7th September - Friday 21st October 2016
Half term: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2016
Inset days: Monday 31st October 2016
Autumn term 2: Tuesday 1st November - Tuesday 20th December 2016
Term ends at 4pm on Tuesday 20th December
Inset days: Friday 9th December 2016
Inset Days: Tuesday 3rd January - Wednesday 4th January 2017
Spring term 1: Thursday 5th January – Friday 10th February 2017
Half term: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2017
Inset Day Monday 20th February 2017
Spring term 2: Tuesday 21st February – Friday 31st March 2017
Inset day Friday 17th March 2017
Inset day Tuesday 18th April
Summer term 1: Wednesday 19th April – Friday 26th May 2017
(please note Monday 1st May is a Bank Holiday)
Half term Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2017
Summer term 2: Monday 5th June – Friday 21st July 2017
Inset day Friday 7th July 2017
Term ends at 12pm on Friday 21st July.
Please note that the school will not be open to the children on inset days.
2015/2016 academic year
|Autumn term 1||Monday 14th September 2015 – Friday 23rd October 2015|
|Half term||Monday 26th October 2015 – Friday 30th October 2015|
|Inset days||Monday 2nd November 2015 – Tuesday 3rd November 2015|
|Autumn term 2||Wednesday 4th November 2015 - Friday 18th December 2015|
|Inset days||Monday 4th January 2016 - Tuesday 5th January 2016|
|Spring term 1||Wednesday 6th January 2016 – Wednesday 10th February 2016|
|Inset days||Thursday 11th February 2016 – Friday 12th February 2016|
|Half term||Monday 15th February 2016 – Friday 19th February 2016|
|Spring term 2||Monday 22nd February 2016 – Thursday 25th March 2016|
|Easter holiday||Friday 25th March 2016 – Friday 8th April 2016|
|Inset day||Monday 11th April 2016|
|Summer term 1||
Tuesday 12th April 2016 – Friday 27th May 2016
(please note Monday 2nd May is a Bank Holiday)
|Half term||Monday 30th May 2016 – Friday 3rd June 2016|
|Summer term 2||Monday 6th June 2016 – Friday 15th July 2016|
|Inset day||Friday 24th June 2016|
Please note that the September start date for Ark Byron is later than Ark Priory. As a brand new school, it is Ark policy that all schools joining the network hold a staff training period during the first two weeks of September. Ark is committed to providing the very best teaching and support for its pupils and this is only possible through our specialised training programme.