School term dates and development day closures

School term dates for academic year 2023 to 2024

TermStart dateHalf termEnd date
Autumn 20231 September 202323 October to 3 November 202319 December 2023
Spring 20242 January 202412 February to 16 February 202428 March 2024 
Summer 2024 15 April 202427 May to 31 May 202426 July 2024

Term dates for academic year 2023-24 (PDF, 270KB, 2 pages).

School term dates for academic year 2024 to 2025

TermStart dateHalf termEnd date
Autumn 20242 September 2024 21 October to 1 November 202420 December 2024
Spring 20256 January 202517 February to 21 February 2025 4 April 2025
Summer 202522 April 202526 May to 30 May 202529 July 2025

Term dates for academic year 2024-25 (PDF, 270KB, 2 pages).

It is advised that schools can take up to five development day closures during an academic year. This may alter the start/end date of any school term.

The 1 September for the year 2023-2024 and the 2 September for the year 2024-2025 are marked island-wide staff development days. On these days, there is an expectation that schools on the island will have a development day, and as a result, children will not attend school.

However, is is important to note that some schools have the freedom to set their own term and holiday dates. Because of this, parents and carers must check with their child's school to confirm if they are expected to attend on these particular days.

Academies, private and independent schools have the freedom to determine and set their own term dates/holidays and inset days. We will continue to set term and holiday dates for community and voluntary controlled schools.

School development day closures

2023 to 2024

  • It is the responsibility of each individual school to notify parents and guardians of their development day closures and to those supplying meals and transport.
  • Academies are not required to notify us of development days, though we will publish the information where known.
  • If you have any queries regarding the school closure dates shown, contact your child's school and college directly for clarification in the first instance.

Primary school development days

SchoolClosure days
Arreton St Georges CE primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Barton Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 5 July 2024
Bembridge Primary 
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 20 October 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Binstead Primary
  • 3 June 2024
  • 4 June 2024
  • 5 June 2024
  • 6 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Brading CE Primary 
  • 22 July 2024
  • 23 July 2024
  • 24 July 2024
  • 25 July 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Brighstone CE Primary 
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 20 October 2023
  • 3 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Broadlea Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 3 June 2023
  • 25 July 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Carisbrooke CE Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Cowes Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 25 July 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Dover Park Primary 
  • 1 September 2023
  • 22 September 2023
  • 6 November 2023
  • 19 April 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Freshwater and Yarmouth CE (Aided) Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 24 May 2024
Gatten and Lake Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
Godshill Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 5 July 2024
Greenmount Primary
  • 2 January 2024 
  • 3 January 2024
  • 3 May 2024
Gurnard Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 24 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Haylands Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 6 November 2023
  • 24 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Holy Cross Catholic Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 24 June 2024
  • 25 July 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Hunnyhill Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 25 July 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Lanesend Primary*
  • 3 June 2024
  • 4 June 2024
  • 5 June 2024
  • 6 June 2024
  • 7 June 2024
Nettlestone Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 25 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 3 June 2024
  • 4 June 2024
Newchurch Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 25 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 3 June 2024
  • 4 June 2024
Newport CE Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Nine Acres Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 14 June 2024
  • 21 June 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Niton Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 5 September 2024
  • 2 January 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Northwood Primary*
Information not provided, please visit school website.
Oakfield CE Primary
  • 1 September 2023 
  •  27 November 2023
  • 4 March 2024
  • 24 May 2024
  • 28 June 2024
Queensgate Foundation
No applications received yet.
Shalfleet CE Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 24 May 2024
St.Blasius Shanklin CE Primary***
  • 1 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 18 July 2024
  • 19 July 2024
St Francis CE & Catholic Primary***
  • 1 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 18 July 2024
  • 19 July 2024
St Helens Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 11 March 2024
St Mary's Catholic Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 24 June 2024
St Saviour’s RC Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 30 January 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 2 January 2024
St Thomas of Canterbury Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 24 June 2024
Summerfields Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 22 September 2023
  • 25 September 2023
  • 19 December 2023
The Bay CE School (primary site)
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 5 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Wootton Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 28 March 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Wroxall Primary
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024

*Academies do not apply to the LA for their Development Day closures, however we will publish dates where known.

** These schools are taking a one-week October half-term and finishing for the Summer a week earlier.

Secondary, College, Academy and Specialist school development days

SchoolClosure days
Carisbrooke College
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 2 February 2024
Christ the King College
No applications received yet.
Cowes Enterprise College***
  • 1 September 2024
  • 24 November 2023
  • 2 January 2024
Medina College
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 2 February 2024
Ryde Academy*
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 24 June 2024
The Island Free School*
Information not provided, please visit school website.
The Island VI Form
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 18 December 2023
  • 19 December 2023
  • 2 February 2024
The Bay CE School (secondary site)
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 5 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 26 July 2024
Medina House
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 19 February 2024
St George's
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 6 November 2023
  • 24 June 2024
Island Learning Centre
  • 1 September 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 2 January 2024
  • 28 March 2024
  • 24 June 2024

*Academies do not apply to the LA for their Development Day closures, however we will publish dates where known.

** These schools are taking a one-week October half-term and finishing for the Summer a week earlier 

Download the list of development day for 2023/2024 academic year (PDF, 83KB)