The School Year 2023/2024
As a Local Authority, Maintained School, we follow Barnsley Schools Term Dates - these can be found for this year and the following two years by following this link:
Please note that these term dates do not include our school-level INSET days, which will be notified to parents at the beginning of each school year.
School Level INSET days for BG for 2023/2024
Monday, 04th September 2023
Friday, 29th September 2023
Monday, 19th February 2024
Friday, 24th May 2024
Monday, 22nd July 2024
School is closed to children on these dates.
Term time holidays will not be authorised by the headteacher except in very specific, exceptional circumstances. Please contact the School Office if you wish to discuss this further.
Collecting your child early on Friday afternoon in order to go away over a weekend constitutes a term time holiday. Parents must complete a term time leave request form for such occasions.
The school routinely undertakes home visits where we have no reason for a child's absence and will work with the Local Authority to pursue follow up action where we reasonably believe a child has taken a holiday in term time without appropriate leave.
It is the policy of the school to work with the Local Authority to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (fines) for all unauthorised leave that meets the LA's criteria set in the Code of Conduct for FPNs.