Gorse Hill School For Parents

School Hours & Term Dates

School Timetables

Nursery SessionTiming
Nursery a.m. Session8:30am - 11:30am
Nursery p.m. Session12:30pm - 3:30pm
Reception8:40am - 11:30 am11:30am - 12:30pm12:30pm - 3:10pm
Year 18:40am - 11:45am11:45am - 12:40pm12:40pm - 3:10pm
Year 28:40am - 12:00pm12:00pm - 12:50pm12:50pm - 3:10pm
Year 38:40am - 12:10pm12:10pm - 1:00pm1:00pm - 3:20pm
Year 48:40am - 12:10pm12:10pm - 1:00pm1:00pm - 3:20pm
Year 58:40am - 12:10pm12:10pm - 1:00pm1:00pm - 3:20pm
Year 68:40am - 12:10pm12:10pm - 1:00pm1:00pm - 3:20pm


The school closes at 1.00 pm every Friday, however, at Gorse Hill we also offer childcare on Friday afternoons. For more information please see the Friday After-School Childcare page by clicking on the button below.

Term Dates 2020-21

Detailed below are the term dates for the 2020-21 school year. Please book family trips and holidays outside of school time. If you book a holiday during school time or need to register an absence for any other reason, please complete an absence request form. Please be aware that you may be issued with a penalty notice of £60 per child, per parent, for time off taken during school time.

Term 13rd September - 20th October 2020
Half Term21st October 2019 - 1st November 2020
Term 22nd November - 18th December 2020
Half Term19th December 2019 - 3rd January 2021
Term 34th January - 12th February 2021
Half Term13rd February 2020 - 21st February 2021
Term 422nd February - 1st April 2021
Half Term2nd April 2020-18th April 2021
Term 519th April - 28th May 2021
Half Term29th May 2020- 6th June 2021
Term 67th June - 23rd July 2021

TD Days (school closed for pupils)

  • Tuesday 1st September 2020
  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020
  • Monday 8th February 2021
  • Monday 5th July 2021

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