Term Dates

Derbyshire County Council School Term and Holiday Dates

2023/2024 academic year

Please check with your school for information about inset days.

  • 4 September 2023 to 27 October 2023 (40 days)
  • 6 November 2023 to 22 December 2023 (35 days)
  • 8 January 2024 to 16 February 2024 (30 days)
  • 26 February 2024 to 28 March 2024 (24 days)
  • 15 April 2024 to 24 May 2024 (6 May 2024 is a bank holiday) (29 days)
  • 3 June 2024 to 23 July 2024 (37 days)

In addition, the following Bank Holidays and INSET Days have been arranged for 2023 – 2024:

Monday 4th September 2023 (INSET)
Friday 27th October 2023 (INSET)
Monday 6th November 2023 (INSET)
Monday 8th January 2024 (INSET)
Monday 7th June 2024 (INSET)

Additional dates for your diary 2023-2024:

Full information about events will be sent out as necessary nearer the time of the event via Class Dojo, so please look out for this.

Tuesday 5th SeptemberChildren return to school
Wednesday 6th SeptemberForest school starts for EYFS / Y1 / Y2
Tuesday 12th SeptemberMusical explorers for Woodpeckers
Wednesday 13th SeptemberWider Opportunities Ukulele teaching starts for key stage 2 (30 week programme)
Thursday 15th SeptemberDodgeball club starts for key stage 2 3.15 – 4.15 (5 week programme)
Friday 15th SeptemberSwimming starts for key stage 2
Sunday 17th SeptemberGreen Seed Throw – Brackenfield School Hall 1.30 – 3.30
Tuesday 19th SeptemberReverend Bold Collective Worship 1.10pm
Thursday 21st SeptemberYear 2 multi sports event at Alfreton Leisure Centre 9.30 – 12.00am Dodgeball 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Monday 25th SeptemberWind in the Willows performance 1.30 – 3.00pm in school
Wednesday 27th SeptemberBrookfields Community School open evening for year 6 David Nieper open evening for year 6 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 28th SeptemberPeregrines learning through archaeology Stone Age day in school Dodgeball 3.15pm – 4.15pm Tibshelf open evening for year 5 and 6 7.00pm
Monday 2nd OctoberKingfishers learning through history Egyptian day in school
Tuesday 3rd OctoberBishop Libby in school – 2.00pm – celebration / tea and cakes
Thursday 5th OctoberDodgeball 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Friday 6th OctoberFootball tournament at Ashover School (Football team) 12.30 – 3.00
Tuesday 10th OctoberFriends of Stretton Handley (FOSH) meeting 3.15pm
Thursday 12th OctoberYear 3 / 4 futsal competition (Team of 10) Alfreton Places for People 10.00 – 12.00 Last dodgeball session 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Monday 16th / 17th OctoberParents Evenings
Tuesday 18th OctoberSchool Council cluster meeting at Town End Primary School 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Thursday 19th OctoberYear 3 / 4 fencing (whole class) Alfreton Places for People 10.00 – 12.00 Harvest theme day dinner Harvest Festival 2.30pm (School Hall) – parents and carers welcome
Wednesday 25th OctoberSpooky Disco 4.00 – 6.00pm
Thursday 26th OctoberGood to be Green Last day of term
Friday 27th OctoberSchool INSET day
HALF TERM   (31st October – final day to apply for secondary places)
Monday 6th NovemberSchool INSET day
Tuesday 7th NovemberChildren return to school
Wednesday 8th NovemberForest Schools starts for Y5/6
Thursday 9th NovemberGrape and Wafer service at church – 2.30pm (Parents and carers welcome)
Monday 13th NovemberRE Day Diwali Diwali theme day school dinner
Tuesday 14th NovemberAnti Bullying
Wednesday 15th NovemberAnti Bullying
Thursday 16th NovemberY5/6 Sports hall / cross fit (team of 10) Alfreton Places for people 10.00 – 12.00 MAST Collective Worship 1.10pm Badminton club starts for key stage 2 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Friday 17th NovemberChildren in Need
Sunday 26th NovemberAshover Parish Christmas Fair 10.00am – 3.00pm
Monday 27th NovemberSchool photographer in PM
Tuesday 28th NovemberMusical Explorers workshop (Woodpeckers) 1.15pm – 2.15pm Followed by reading / Phonics and open classroom (Parents and carers welcome)
Thursday 30th NovemberReverend Bold Collective Worship 1.10pm
Friday 1st DecemberChristmas tree and decorations up in school Christmas jumper shop in school 3.15pm (£1 donation per item)
Tuesday 5th DecemberFlu immunisations 11.00am
Wednesday 6th DecemberChristmas jumper shop in school 3.15pm
Thursday 7th DecemberChristmas Jumper day /  bring a bottle Swimming Gala Alfreton Leisure Centre 10.00 – 12.00 (small team – 8 children)
Friday 8th DecemberLast swimming before Christmas Christmas Fair 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 14th December10.15am Pantomime at Chesterfield theatre £22
Friday 15th DecemberNo swimming School Nativity 2.00pm (School Hall)
Monday 18th DecemberChristmas party day
Tuesday 19th DecemberChristmas Dinner
Thursday 21st DecemberGood to be Green
Friday  22nd DecemberChristingle Service 2.30pm (St Mark’s Church) School finishes for Christmas
Monday 8th JanuaryINSET DAY
Tuesday 9th JanuaryChildren return to school Reverend Bold Collective Worship 1.10pm
Wednesday 10th JanuaryForest School starts for Y3/4
Thursday 11th JanuaryYear 5 / 6 Dodgeball and Basketball (10 children) Alfreton Places for People 10.00 – 12.00 Walk through the Bible starts for Year 5 / 6 (6 weekly sessions)
Tuesday 16th JanuarySwimming starts at Alfreton Leisure Centre 9.15 – 9.45 (bus leaves at 8.45am)
Thursday 18th JanuaryMighty Brunch theme day school dinner Outdoor / Adventurous  Activity club starts for key stage 2 3.15 – 4.15 (5 weeks)
Tuesday 23rd JanuaryDoodle Bug – well being day in school
Wednesday 24th JanuaryUkulele performance 9.15 – 9.45 am (Parents and carers welcome) Fire service in to visit Y1/Y2 and Y5/6
Thursday 25th JanuaryYear 3 / 4 Invasion games festival (Whole class) Alfreton Places for People 10.00 – 12.00
Monday 29th JanuaryYear 5 / Visit to Beaumanor Hall (WW11 day) approx. £28
Wednesday 31st JanuaryY3/4 bird watch walk to Ogston Reservoir (1.15 – 3.15)
Tuesday 6th FebruarySafer Internet day
Friday 9th FebruaryY3/4 visit to Magna (approx. £18)
Tuesday 13th FebruaryPancake Party at Church 10.30am Pancake day theme day school dinner
Wednesday 14th FebruaryValentines disco 4pm – 6pm
Thursday 15th FebruaryGrape and Wafer service at church 2.30pm (Parents and carers welcome) Last Outdoor Adventurous Activities club
Friday 16th FebruaryGood to be Green CLOSES FOR HALF TERM
Half Term
Monday 26th FebruaryChildren return to school
Tuesday 27th FebruarySwimming starts back 9.15 – 9.45
Wednesday 28th FebruaryY5/6 Forest school starts
Thursday 29th FebruaryKey stage 2 hockey club starts 3.15 – 4.15pm
Friday 1st MarchY5/6 Netball Alfreton Leisure Centre 10.00 – 12.00
Tuesday 5th MarchReverend Bold Collective Worship 1.10pm
Thursday 7th MarchWORLD BOOK DAY – dress up as your favourite book character. 9.00 – Book Café (parents are welcome to come along) World Book day theme day school dinner
Monday 11th – 15th MarchBritish Science Week Woodpeckers visit to Lower Hurst Farm in Hartington (final date and price to be confirmed)
Friday 15th MarchRed Nose Day
Thursday 21st MarchLast hockey club
Friday 22nd MarchFootball at Ashover (football team) Ashover School 12.30 – 3.00pm
Monday 25th March / Tuesday 26th MarchParents evenings
Thursday 28th MarchEaster egg hunt Good to be Green Easter Service at St. Marks Church 2.30pm Finish for Easter
Easter Holidays
Monday 15th AprilReturn to school after Easter
Tuesday 16th AprilReverend Bold Collective Worship 1.10pm
Wednesday 17th AprilForest Schools starts for Y3/4 Sex Education and SAT’s meeting for parents 3.15pm
Thursday 18th AprilCricket Club starts for Key stage 2 3.15 – 4.15
Tuesday 23rd AprilSwimming starts back 9.15 – 9.45
Thursday 25th AprilY3/4 Tag Rugby 10-12 Tupton Rugby Club
Monday 6th MayBank Holiday
Tuesday 7th MayBreakfast club starts for Year 6 8.00am
Monday 13th MayKey stage 2 Spelling, grammar and punctuation SATs
Tuesday 14th MayKey stage 2 reading SAT’s
Wednesday 15th MayKey stage 2 Maths Paper A and arithmetic paper
Thursday 16th MayKey stage 2 Maths Paper B Last cricket club for key stage 2
Wednesday 22nd MayY3/4 mini tennis competition (8 children) Alfreton Places for people 10.00 – 12.00
Thursday 23rd MayGrape and Wafer service at St Marks Church 2.30pm
Friday 24th MaySchool closes for half term
Half Term
Monday 3rd JuneSchool returns
Tuesday 4th JuneSwimming starts 9.15 – 9.45
Wednesday 5th JuneForest schools starts for Woodpeckers
Thursday 6th JuneFaith walk at Derby Open Centre (approx. £10.00)
Friday 7th JuneINSET DAY
Monday 10th JunePhonics testing for year 1 (throughout the week) Year 4 x tables testing (throughout the week)
Wednesday 12th June9.15 – 9.45am ukulele concert – parents and carers welcome
Thursday 13th JuneKey stage 1 sports club starts 3.15 – 4.15pm
Thursday 20th JuneWater Polo Y5/6 Alfreton Leisure Centre (10 children) Tupton Transition day 1
Monday 24th JuneMeeting for new reception parents
Tuesday 25th JunePeter Bold Collective Worship 1.10pm New reception children visit 1.30 – 3.00pm Children in September classes for the afternoon
Wednesday 26th JuneNew reception visit 9.30 – 11.30 Children in September classes for the morning
Thursday 27th JuneTupton Transition day 2 Y5/6 mini tennis 10.00 – 12.00 Alfreton Leisure Centre
Tuesday 2nd JulyLast Swimming
Wednesday 3rd JulySports day 1.30 – all welcome
Thursday 4th JulyNew reception visit and stay for lunch Tupton Transition day 3
Friday 5th JulyEIS Sports Day – EIS Sheffield Y2 – Y6 (9.30 start 3.30 finish). Coach to pick up from school at 8.45am – return for 4.15pm
Monday 8th JulyBrookfield transition starts
Wednesday 10th JulySchool fundraising day Sponsored walk around the Woolley Moor Trail (am) Games and stalls on the field 2.30 – 4.00pm
Thursday 11th JulyLast key stage 1 sports club after school
Tuesday 16th JulyReports go out to parents Key stage 2 results day
Wednesday 17th – 19thLea Green Residential for year 4 / 5 / 6 (Approx £170)
Thursday 18th – 19thLea Green day visits year 3 (Approx £70)
Monday 22nd JulyGood to be Green Leavers disco 4.00 – 6.00pm
Tuesday 23rd JulyLast day of term Leavers service 2.00pm (at school)