Term and Holiday Dates

Fishponds Church of England Academy uses a six-term system to map out the year ahead in line with Bristol's schools and academies, and schools from surrounding local authorities.

There are two terms in the autumn, two in the spring and two terms in the summer, each separated with a holiday break.

Here are the all important dates:

Term dates for 2017 - 2018

  • Term 1 Friday 4 September 2017 to Friday 20 October 2017
  • Term 2 Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017
  • Term 3 Tuesday 2 January 2018 to Friday 09 February 2018
  • Term 4 Monday 19 February 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018
  • Term 5 Monday 09 April 2018 to Friday 25 May 2018
  • Term 6 Monday 4 June 2018 to Tuesday 24 July 2018


The school day 

Morning session runs from 8.45am:  Afternoon session ends at 3.10pm for the Nursery and Reception and 3.15pm for children in Years 1-6.

Please ensure that children do not arrive before 8.30am as the gates are locked until this time.

We do have a Breakfast Club held in the Old Library to help working parents for the whole week or for certain days. It begins at 8.00am where, for a small charge, we can provide breakfast and activities to ensure a calm and purposeful start to the day. There is no need to book this, just turn up on the day.

We encourage children to cycle, scoot or walk to school to keep healthy and avoid traffic congestion on Fishponds Road. We have a range of bike and scooter racks to ensure these can be locked up and stored safely during the school day.

There is a mid-morning break for all children when they can bring a piece of fruit as a snack and a short afternoon playtime for children in the early or middle phases. Children in nursery and reception have a break when appropriate for them: they have access to the outside classroom for the whole day.            

After school, we have a range of extra curricular activities, and an after school child care provision, run by Premier Sport, for more information please visit their website or ask at the office. 

Term Dates for 2018 -2019

 Term 1-  Monday 03 September 2018 -Friday 26 October 2018

Term 2- Monday 05 November 2018 - Friday 21 December 2018

Term 3 -Monday 07 January 2019 - Friday 15 February 2019

Term 4 - Monday 25 February 2019 - Friday 05 April 2019

Term 5 - Tuesday 23 April 2019 - Friday 24 May 2019

Term 6 - Monday 03 June 2019 - Tuesday 23 July 2019

Inset days - to be confirmed

Latest School Events

Yr 3 Easter Celebration22Mar2018

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ All Saints Church

Parents Invited - approx 1 hour

Stay on green reward - Yr1 & Yr222Mar2018

Children can bring in their games to play with.

Yr 5 Sharing our Learning22Mar2018

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm @ Main Hall

Last day of Term23Mar2018

Non Uniform Day23Mar2018

Stay on green reward - Yr 4 & Yr523Mar2018

Children can bring in a game to play with. (no mobile phones will be allowed.)

School Holidays26Mar2018

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Term 5 Begins09Apr2018

Yr 4 Sharing our Learning19Apr2018

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm @ Main Hall

SRE Parents' Meeting03May2018

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ To be confirmed

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