Term Dates

Term Dates 2023/2024

Term 1

Wednesday 6th September 2023

Friday 20th October 2023

Term 2

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Wednesday 20th December 2023 (1.30pm)

Term 3

Monday 8th January 2024

Friday 16th February 2024

Term 4

Monday 26th February 2024

Thursday 28th March 2024

Term 5

Monday 15th April 2024

Friday 24th May 2024

Term 6

Monday 3rd June 2024

Tuesday 23rd July 2024 (1.30pm)

Bank Holidays

6th May 2024

Teacher Training Days

Monday 4th September 2023

Tuesday 5th September 2023

Monday 30th October 2023

Thursday 4th January 2024

Friday 5th January 2024



Term Dates 2024/2025

Term 1

Wednesday 4th September 2024

Friday 25th October 2024

Term 2

Tuesday 5th November 2024

Friday 20th December 2024 (1.30pm)

Term 3

Tuesday 7th January 2025

Friday 14th February 2025

Term 4

Tuesday 25th February 2025

Friday 4th April 2025

Term 5

Tuesday 22nd April 2025

Friday 23rd May 2025

Term 6

Monday 2nd  June 2025

Tuesday 22nd July 2025 (1.30pm)

Bank Holidays

Wednesday 1st Jan 2025

Friday 18th April 2025

Monday 21st April 2025

Monday 5th May 2025

Monday 26th May 2025

Teacher Training Days

Monday 2nd September 2024

Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Monday 4th November 2024

Monday 6th January 2025

Monday 24th February 2025


You are reminded that all family holidays should be taken in the school holiday periods.

The Headteacher is no longer allowed to authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  If you take your children out of school during term time, you may now be liable to a fine.

Guidance on Attendance and Absence from School:

Bad Weather / Emergency School Closure protocol


The school will always attempt to stay open.  However, in severe weather when travel may be dangerous, it may be necessary to either close early, or not open.  The school may also need to close if there is a severe disruption to services (i.e. no water, no heating in cold weather).


If a decision is made to close, parents and staff will be informed in the following ways:

  • On the school website (www.stjames.northants.sch.uk)
  • By text (one per family)
  • By email
  • On Heart Radio and BBC Radio Northampton (if possible)


Parents should ensure that the school has their current mobile phone number and email address at all times, to enable us to contact you.