2019/2020 academic year

Please be aware that there are 3 dates yet to be set by Ark Central


Autumn term 1:  Thursday 5th September - Friday 18th October 2019

Inset days: 2nd, 3rd & 4th September 2019

Half term: Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October 2019


Autumn term 2:  Tuesday 29th October - 18th December 2019

Inset days: 28th October 2019, 19th December 2019


Spring term 1: Tuesday 7th January - Friday 14th February 2020

Inset days: 6th January 2020

Half term:  Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February 2020


Spring term 2:  Monday 24th February - Friday 3rd April 2020


Summer term 1: Tuesday 21st April - Friday 22nd May 2020

Inset days:  20th April 2020

Bank Holidays: Monday 4th May & Monday 25th May 2020

Half term: Tuesday 26th May - Friday 29th May 2020


Summer term 2:  Monday 1st June - Tuesday 21st July 2020


2018/2019 academic year

Autumn term 1: Thursday 6th September - Friday 19th October 2018

Inset days: 3rd, 4th & 5th September 2018

Half term: Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October 2018


Autumn term 2:  Tuesday 30th October - 21st December 2018

Inset days: 29th October 2018, 26th November 2018


Spring term 1:  Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Friday 15th February 2019

Inset day: Monday 7th January 2019

Half term: Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February 2019


Spring term 2: Tuesday 26th February - Friday 5th April 2019

Inset days: Monday 25th February 2019, Monday 11th March 2019


Summer term 1:  Tuesday 23rd April  - Friday 24th May 2019

Bank holiday: Monday 22nd April 2019, 6th May 2019, 27th May 2019

Half term: Tuesday 28th May - Friday 31st May 2019


Summer term 2:  Monday 3rd June - Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Inset days: Friday 21st June 2019, Monday 24th June 2019


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 (February 2018)

(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.