Hawthorn Primary School

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School Calendar & Holiday Patterns 

School Term Dates 2023/2024

School Term Dates 2024-2025

Holidays in Term Time 

Any absence in term time destroys the continuity of the child’s education and reduces chances of success.

Parents are asked to take their annual holiday with their child during academy holidays.


Holidays in term time will not be authorised.


If there are reasons that prevent you from taking your holiday during the academy holiday period, the Headteacher can consider allowing leave of absence under exceptional circumstances.


It is the policy of Doncaster Council and Hawthorn Local Governing Body to issue fixed penalty fines to parents who do take holidays in term time.


The parents of pupils in Year 6 (who take their end of year assessments in May) cannot apply for leave of absence during the 8 weeks prior to these examinations and any requests will not be granted, the absence will deemed as unauthorised and fixed penalty fines will be issued.


To apply for such a leave of absence – please ask at the School Office for an application form – which should then be completed and returned to school at least 6 weeks before the planned holiday.

Staff Professional Development Days 2023 – 2024


In addition to the holidays listed in the Academy Term Dates 2023 – 2024 we have arranged the following Professional Development Days when school will be closed to pupils:

  • Friday 1st September 2023 – Annual Safeguarding update / Grammar Training
  • Thursday 21st December 2023 – School Improvement Review
  • Monday 3rd June 2024 Trust Training (tbc)
  • Thursday 29th July 2024 –Curriculum Review
  • Friday 30th July 2024 – School Development Review & Planning