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Term Dates

TERM DATES 2023 - 2024

Autumn Term 2023
Friday 1st September INSET Day 1
Monday 4th September INSET Day 2
Tuesday 5th September Children return to school
Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October HALF TERM
Monday 30th October INSET Day 3
Tuesday 31st October Children return to school 
Tuesday 19th December Last day of term (finish at 1:45pm)
Spring Term 2024
Thursday 4th January Children return to school
Monday 12th – Friday 16th February HALF TERM
Monday 19th February Children return to school
Thursday 28th March Last Day of term (finish at 1:45pm)
Summer Term 2024
Monday 15th April Children return to school
Monday 27th – Friday 31st May HALF TERM
Monday 3rd June Children return to school
Friday 19th July Last Day of term (finish at 1:45pm)
Monday 22nd July INSET Day 4
Tuesday 23rd July INSET Day 5


The Education (School Day and School Year) (England) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999 No.3181) requires schools to have at least 380 half-day sessions (190 days) in each school year, beginning with the first term to start after July. An additional five days are required for in-service training (INSET days).

For an academy school such as ours, the Trust Board of Directors is able to set term and holiday dates for Lumen schools.  This means our term dates could vary slightly from those set by Surrey County Council in any academic year.

Whilst we try and align our term dates as closely as possible with Surrey's, our decision-making is based on the needs and best interests of our pupils. This can include scheduling more than one Inset day at the end of the summer term as children benefit from an earlier end date after what is usually a long and tiring half term or by having a slightly later return after the Christmas and New Year holiday period, which is usually a busy and intense time for our pupils, to ensure they have the most successful possible start to the Spring Term.

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