School Assemblies


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
During Registration
8:45 - 9:10am
Year 7 Year 10 Year 11 Year 9 Year 8

N.B. Pupils are expected to be seated in the Salendine Hall for main assembly ready to start by 8:45am at the very latest.
Appropriate arrangements will be made for any pupils who do not attend Assemblies.


The School Day


The school operates a two week 25 period timetable with five periods per day. There is a registration at 8.45am followed by three periods in the morning session and two periods in the afternoon session. Break is after Period 2 from 11.10am to 11.25am and lunch is between 12.25pm and 1.10pm. Year assemblies take place once a week.

Bells are rung throughout the day.


Session / Period Time
Warning Bell 8:40am
School Registration 8:45 – 9:10am
Period 1 Start 9:10am
Period 2 Start 10:10am
Break Bell 11:10am
Warning Bell 11:22am
Period 3 Start 11:25am
Lunch 12:25am
Warning Bell 1:05pm
Period 4 Start 1:10pm
Period 5 Start 2:10pm
End of Lessons 3:10pm

Times correct as of November 2018. If you require further information on Bus times, you may wish to visit: https://www.wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/

To School
(370) 08:03 from Westgate, arrives Salendine Nook 08:15
(370) 08:24 from Westgate, arrives Salendine Nook 08:36
(537) 08:20 from Stand L, Huddersfield Bus Station, arrives Salendine Nook 08:30
(537) 07:52 from Outlane, arrives Salendine Nook 07:59


From School
(371) 15:15 from New Hey Road, arrives Westgate 15:28
(371) 15:35 from New Hey Road, arrives Westgate 15:48
(K75) 15:20 from Campus, arrives Huddersfield Bus Station 15:34


Birchencliffe to Salendine Nook
(S48) 08:10 from BMI Huddersfield Hospital, arrives Campus 08:30


Salendine Nook to Birchencliffe
(S48) 15:20 from Campus, arrives BMI Huddersfield Hospital 15:40

Term Dates


Please see below for term dates for the 2018/19 academic year and 2019/20. We aim to keep you as up-to-date as possible with term dates so as you can plan family holidays outside term time. This is important so that it does not negatively affect outcomes for children by missing out on school time.

A full calendar of events can be viewed by downloading our My Ed App for iOS and Android.


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Term Dates 2018/2019

Autumn Term 2018

First day: Tuesday 4th September
Half Term: Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November inclusive
Last Day: Friday 21st December

Spring Term 2019

First Day: Monday 7th January
Half Term: Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February inclusive
Last Day: Friday 12th April

Summer Term 2019

First Day: Monday 29th April
Half Term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May inclusive
Last Day: Monday 22nd July

Open Evening Thursday 4th October (School closes at 1:15pm)

INSET / Staff Training / Pupil Holidays

Monday 3rd September 2018
Friday 5th October 2018
Friday 23rd November 2018 (disaggregated)
Monday 24th June 2019
Monday 22nd July 2019 (disaggregated)

Bank Holidays

Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December 2018
Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 2018
New Years Day Tuesday 1st January 2019
Good Friday Friday 19th April 2019
Easter Monday Monday 22nd April 2019
May Day Monday 6th May 2019
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019
August Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019
Term Dates 2019/2020

Autumn Term 2019

First day: Tuesday 3rd September
Half Term: Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November inclusive
Last Day: Friday 20th December

Spring Term 2020

First Day: Monday 6th January
Half Term: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February inclusive
Last Day: Friday 3rd April

Summer Term 2020

First Day: Monday 20th April
Half Term: Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May inclusive
Last Day: Friday 17th July

Open Evening Thursday 3rd October (school closes at 1:15pm after registration)

INSET / Staff Training / Pupil Holidays

Monday 2nd September 2019
Friday 4th October 2019
Friday 22nd November 2019
Monday 22nd June 2020
Monday 20th July 2020

Bank Holidays

Christmas Day Wednesday 25th December 2019
Boxing Day Thursday 26th December 2019
New Years Day Wednesday 1st January 2020
Good Friday Friday 10th April 2020
Easter Monday Monday 13th April 2020
May Day Monday 4th May 2020
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020
August Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020
Leave of Absence

As a parent, you have a legal responsibility to ensure your child’s attendance at school. We are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances. In making a request for a leave of absence you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional. You must also make your application as far in advance as possible, ideally four weeks before the planned absence.