Sidegate Primary School

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Term dates

Teachers are contracted to work (in school) for 195 days per year, 5 days of which are designated as whole school Professional Development days (PD Days).  In 2021/22, due to an extra bank holiday, there will be 194 teacher days and 189 pupil days.


As an Academy, Sidegate is able to increase the number of PD Days should the need arise, any extra days will be determined and/or agreed by the Active Learning Trust Board.


School term and holiday dates: 2021/22


Autumn term 2021




PD DAY Thursday 2nd September 2021

PD DAY Friday 3rd September 2021

Pupils start back Monday 6th September


PD Day Friday 22nd October 2021

Half term

Monday 25th to Friday 29th October 2021


Friday 17th December 2021

Christmas holiday

Monday 20th December 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022

Spring term 2022


PD DAY Tuesday 4th January 2022

Pupils start back Wednesday 5th January 2022

Half term

Monday 21st to Friday 25th February 2022


Friday 8th April 2022

Spring (Easter) holiday

Monday 11th to Friday 22nd April 2022

Summer term 2022


PD DAY Monday 25th April 2022

Pupils start back Tuesday 26th April 2022

Monday 2nd May  - Bank Holiday

Half term

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June 2022


Thursday 21st July 2022

School term and holiday dates: 2022/23

  Autumn term 2022


PD DAY Thursday 1st September 2022

PD DAY Friday 2nd September 2022

Pupils start back Monday 5th September

PD Day Friday 21st October 2022

Half term

   Monday 24th to Friday 28th October 2022


  Friday 16th December 2022
  Spring term 2023


PD DAY Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Pupils start back Wednesday 4th January 2023

Half term

Monday 13th to Friday 17th February 2023


Friday 31st March 2023

Spring (Easter) holiday

Monday 3rd to Friday 14th April 2023

 Summer term 2023


PD DAY Monday 17th April 2023

Pupils start back Tuesday 18th April 2023

Monday 1st May  - Bank Holiday

Half term

Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2023


Friday 21st July 2023

Start of Autumn Term 2023

To be confirmed



Summer 2022 - Termly Curriculum Overviews now available under our section 'Key Information' 'The Sidegate Curriculum'