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Term Dates, Timings and Attendance

Barton Clough Primary School has a 32.5 hour school week. Our gates open at 8:30am, and the school day starts at 8:45am with morning registration.

The school day finishes at 3:15pm, and all children should be picked up from the Key Stage 2 playground.

Please note that children who arrive after 8:45am will be marked as late. We run a free breakfast club from 8:00am which all children are welcome to attend.

Academic Year 2023/2024

School opensAutumn Term 2023School closes
Wednesday 6th SeptemberFriday 20th October
Half term
Monday 30th October Wednesday 20th December
Spring term 2024
Thursday 4th January Friday 9th February
Half term
Monday 19th FebruaryFriday 22nd March
Summer term 2024
Monday 8th April Friday 24th May
Half term
Tuesday 11th JuneThursday 25th July

School Closed (Public Holidays)
Monday, 6th May 2024
Monday, 27th May 2024

In service Days
Monday 4th September 2023
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Monday 10th June 2024
Friday 26th July 2024

Easter weekend: Good Friday 29th March, Easter Monday 1st April

Academic Year 2024/2025

School opensAutumn Term 2024School closes
Wednesday 4th SeptemberFriday 25th October
Half term
Monday 4th NovemberFriday 20th December
Spring term 2024
Tuesday 7th January Friday 14th February
Half term
Monday 24th FebruaryFriday 4th April
Summer term 2024
Tuesday 22nd April Friday 23rd May
Half term
Monday 9th JuneFriday 25th July

School Closed (Public Holidays)

Monday, 5th May 2025

In service Days

Monday 2 September 2024

Tuesday 3 September 2024

Monday 6 January 2025

Monday 28 July 2025

Tuesday 29 July 2025

Easter weekend: Good Friday 18th April, Easter Monday 21st April

No holidays in school time will be authorised 


Please remember to telephone the office before 8.45am if your child is absent from school so we can record the reason, otherwise the absence will be classed as unauthorised. If you telephone school it enables us to make sure that children who walk to school alone are absent with their parents’ permission. If we do not receive a message we will contact parents either by telephone or text.

Holidays in term time 

Holiday or days off in school time are not permitted except in exceptional circumstances.  The Head of School will review each application and will give you an answer as soon as possible. Holidays in term time may lead to a £60 per child, per parent Penalty Notice which will be issued once your child/children return to school from their holiday.

Please note that if you require an exceptional circumstance absence during school time please contact school to arrange an interview with the Head of School BEFORE you make any arrangements. Any unauthorised absences are passed to Trafford Council who may fine both parents.

Attendance Matters

At Barton Clough Primary we are working very hard to improve attendance and punctuality. It is vital that children attend school every day so that they have the best chance of reaching their full potential – every day counts!

Coming to school every day helps children to learn new exciting things, build lasting friendships and promotes self-esteem and confidence.

A child with 90% attendance may seem good, but it actually means that you child would miss:

  • one half day each week.
  • nearly four weeks of a school year.

We understand that children will miss school due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, but we urge parents to send children in when they are well enough to attend. For information about attendance procedures please see our school attendance policy.

Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
Barton Clough Primary School
Audley Avenue, Stretford
Manchester M32 9TG