Term Dates

Please note these dates apply to both schools


Autumn Term 2018

Tuesday 4th September – Wednesday 19th December

Half Term : Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October

Spring Term 2019

Monday 7th January – Friday 5th April

Half Term: Monday 11th February– Friday 15th February

Easter Holiday: Monday 8th – Thursday 18th April

(Children will return to school on Tuesday 23rd April after the Bank Holiday).

Bank holidays Friday 19th and Monday 22nd April

Summer Term 2019

Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 19th July

May Day : Monday 6th May

Half Term: Monday 27th May (Bank holiday) – Friday 31st May

Inset Days

Monday 3rd September 2018

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Friday 4th January 2019

Monday 22nd July 2019

Please do not refer to the Central Bedfordshire Council’s Term Dates Calendar as these dates are incorrect for The Potton Federation.


Changes to the term dates – 2019/2020

We have received the following notice from Central Bedfordshire regarding a change to the term dates for the academic year 2019/2020:

As schools are aware, the local authority is required to set the term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools and Central Bedfordshire Council aligns its term dates with Bedford Borough Council’s as our closest LA and where siblings attend schools in both LAs.

Following discussions with Bedford Borough Council, in order to be consistent with the other local authorities in the eastern region, it has been agreed to amend the February half term dates.  Currently, the February 2020 half term dates are set as Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February 2020.  These have now been amended and set as Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020. 

June 2019 – Amendments to the academic calendar

May bank holiday 2020 changed for VE Day anniversary.

Next year’s early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8th May 2020

The school calendar has been amended to reflect this mandatory change to the bank holiday date.

Potton Federation Academic Calendar 2019-2020 revised dates version 2 (VE day)