Term Dates 2022/2023
INSET: Monday 5 September to Wednesday 7 September
Term begins: Thursday 8 September
Half term: Monday 17 October to Friday 28 October
Term ends: Tuesday 20 December
INSET: Tuesday 3 January
Term begins: Wednesday 4 January
Half term: Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February
Term ends: Thursday 6 April
INSET: Monday 24 April
Term begins: Tuesday 25 April
School closed (bank holiday): Monday 1 May
Half term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Term ends: Friday 28 July
Term Dates 2023/2024
INSET: Monday 4 September to Wednesday 6 September
Term begins: Thursday 7 September
Half term: Monday 16 October to Friday 27 October
Term ends: Thursday 21 December
INSET: Wednesday 3 January
Term begins: Thursday 4 January
Half term: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February
Term ends: Thursday 28 March
INSET: Monday 15 April
Term begins: Tuesday 16 April
School closed (bank holiday): Monday 6 May
Half term: Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
Term ends: Thursday 25 July
The School Day
Despite there being slight differences between the day-to-day operations in each class, the general structure of a typical day at Sark School looks like this.
The school gates open at 8:15am - The children get themselves ready for the day by putting bags and coats in their lockers before playing in the playground until the bell rings at 8:30am.
Children then make their way to class and spend the first two hours of the day in lessons, which at this time of day are usually maths and English.
At 10:30am, the children make their way to assembly where, depending on the day of the week, they may share work completed in class over the previous week, learn to sing as a group, listen to a story with a specific theme or enjoy a visit from Rev. David Stolton, the Island’s minister.
After this, the children have a short break until 11:00am when they have a snack and a drink and, depending on weather, enjoy the run of the field directly outside of the school.
At 11:00am the children return to class and continue with lessons - usually topic based lessons such as science, history or geography.
Lunch time is between 12:00am and 12:45pm. The children bring in a packed lunch, eat either inside or outside depending on the weather and then have some free time to play on the field or the playground.
Directly after lunch (until 1:15pm) is guided-reading time. Children get into groups and explore different texts under the guidance of their teachers.
Between 1:15pm and 2:15pm the children continue with topic based lessons.
After this, the children have a quick break in which to get ready for enrichment activities and to stretch their legs.
Enrichment runs between 2:30pm and 4:30pm, after which time the children go home.
Calendar Dates - Summer Term, 2023
7th September - Autumn Term begins
28th September - Parents Evening
13th October - Half term - finish at 3.30pm
30th October - Back to School
3rd November - School disco
5th December - School Christmas fair 2pm-4pm
12th December - Nativity
21st December - End of term - finish at 12noon
4th January- Spring Term begins