Gorse Hill School For Parents

School Hours & Term Dates

Term Dates 2021-22

Detailed below are the term dates for the 2021-22 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.

You may be aware that SBC have recently amended the school term dates calendar for 21-22 so they're in line with the Wiltshire dates.

Term 11st September - 20th October 2021
Half Term21st October - 31st October 2021
Term 21st November - 17th December 2021
Half Term18th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022
Term 34th January - 18th February 2022
Half Term19th February 2020 - 27th February 2022
Term 428th February - 8th April 2022
Half Term9th April - 24th April 2022
Term 525th April - 27th May 2022
Half Term28th May - 5th June 2022
Term 66th June - 25th July 2022

TD Days (school closed for pupils)

  • Wednesday 1st September 2021
  • Wednesday 20th October 2021
  • Tuesday 4th January 2022
  • Monday 25th April 2022
  • Monday 4th July 2022

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.

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