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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

School Term Dates




Term Dates Academic Year 2017 - 2018


Autumn Term   Teacher Training Day Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017  Staff only

Autumn Term 1 starts  Wednesday 6th September 2017

Autumn Term 1 ends Friday 20th October 2017

Half Term Holidays Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October 2017

Autumn Term 2 starts Monday 30th October 2017

Teacher Training Day  Friday 10th November 2017 -Staff only

Autumn Term 2 ends Wednesday 20th December

Autumn Holidays Thursday 21st December 2017 – Monday 1st January 2018




Spring Term


Teacher Training Day  Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - Staff only

Spring Term 1 Starts  Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Spring Term 1 ends Friday 16th February 2018

Half Term Holidays Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February 2018

Spring Term 2 starts Monday 26th February 2018

Spring Term 2 ends Thursday 29th March 2018

Easter Holidays Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April 2018


Summer Term


Summer Term 1 starts Monday 16th April 2018

Bank holiday Monday 7th May 2018

Summer Term 1 ends Friday 25th May 2018

Half Term Holidays Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018

Summer Term 2 starts Monday 4th June 2018

Teacher Training Day Friday 15th June 2018 – Staff only

Summer Term 2 ends Friday 20th July 2018