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 2016 - 2017

  • Term 1 Friday 2 September 2016 to Friday 21 October 2016
  • Term 2 Monday 31 October 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016
  • Term 3 Tuesday 3 January 2017 to Friday 10 February 2017
  • Term 4 Monday 20 February 2017 to Friday 7 April 2017
  • Term 5 Monday 24 April 2017 to Friday 26 May 2017
  • Term 6 Monday 5 June 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017

 (INSET days for the 2016-2017 year will be published in due course)

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 2017 -2018

 Term 1- Monday 4th September to Friday 20th October 2017

Term 2- Monday 30th October to Friday 15th December 2017 

Term 3 - Tuesday 2nd January to  Friday 9th February 2018

Term 4 - Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd March 2018

Term 5 - Monday 9th April to Friday 25th May 2018

Term 6 - Monday 4th June to Tuesday 24th July 2018

Inset days - Monday 4th September, Friday 6th October, Monday 30th October, Friday 24th November, Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

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