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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 2022 / 2023


Autumn Term


Teacher Training Day Thursday 1st September 2022 - Staff only

Teacher Training Day Friday 2nd September 2022 - Staff only

Autumn Term 1 Starts Monday 5th September 2022

Autumn Term 1 Ends Friday 21st October 2022

Half Term Holidays Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2022 

Autumn Term 2 Starts Monday 31st October 2022

Autumn Term Ends Friday 16th December 2022

Autumn Term Holidays Monday 19th December – Monday 2nd January 2023


Spring Term


Teacher Training Day Tuesday 3rd January 2023 - Staff only

Spring Term 1 Starts Wednesday 4th January 2023

Spring Term 1 Ends Friday 17th February 2023

Half Term Holidays Monday 20th February – Friday 24th February 2023

Spring Term 2 Starts Monday 27th February 2023

Spring Term Ends Thursday 30th March 2023

Teacher Training Day Friday 31st March 2023 - Staff only


Summer Term


Summer Term 1 Starts Monday 17th April 2023

Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2023 – School Closed

Summer Term 1 Ends Friday 26th May 2023

Half Term Holidays Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June 2023

Summer Term 2 Starts Monday 5th June 2023 Summer

Term Ends Thursday 20th July 2023

Teacher Training Day Friday 21st July 2023 – Staff only