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Term Dates & Opening Hours



At Nelson, we believe in providing a supportive and enriching environment for your child's educational journey. Here are some important details about our school opening times and additional services:

School Opening Hours:

  • Doors open: 8:40 am
  • Doors close: 8:50 am
  • Late Arrival: After 8:50 am, children are considered late and must sign in at the main office.

Morning Offer:

  • Early Birds: Children who arrive early (before 8:50 am) will be offered a delicious bagel.
  • Limited Availability: Bagels are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Late arrivals may miss out if supplies run out.

School Closing Times:

  • School finishes at either 3:05 pm or 3:20 pm, depending on your child's group. Please refer to the table below for details: 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 3

Surname initials A-K 3:05pm 3:20pm 3:05pm 3:20pm 3:05pm 3:20pm
Surname Initials L-Z 3:20pm 3:05pm 3:20pm 3:05pm 3:20pm 3:05pm

Weekly Opening Hours:

  • 8:40 am to 3:05 pm (32 hours and 5 mins)
  • 8:40 am to 3:20 pm (33 hours and 20 mins)

Nursery Schedule:

  • Nursery pupils attend on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Before and After school Activities:

  • Explore our range of optional before and after-school activities throughout the year. Visit our Clubs Page for more information. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school office.

Breakfast Club:

  • For working parents, we offer a paid breakfast club.
  • Opens at 7:50 am every morning.

After-School Provision:

  • Additional after-school provision is available at an extra cost.
  • Ends at 5:30 pm.










Autumn Term

Monday 4th September- Teacher training day

Tuesday  5th September- Children return to school

Thursday 26th October- Children break up for half term

Friday 27th October- Teacher Training day

                                                    Monday 6th November- Children return to school

                                                    Thursday 21st December- Children break up for Christmas

                                                    Friday 22nd December- Teacher Training Day



Spring Term

Monday 8th January- Children return to school

Friday 9th February- Children break up for half term

Monday 19th February- Children return to school

Friday 22nd March- Children break up for Easter




                                Summer Term

Monday 8th April- Children return to school

Thursday 2nd May- School closed for local elections

Monday 6th May- School closed for the bank holiday

Thursday 23rd May- Children break up for half-term

Friday 24th May-Teacher Training Day

                                            Monday 3rd June-Children return to school

                                            Friday 19th July-Children break up for summer

                                            Monday 22nd July-Teacher Training Day