Term Dates

Academic Year 2023-24 (please note that these dates differ from Swindon Borough Council dates)

Term 1

1 September ’23 – 20 October ’23
1 and 4 September are staff induction days – no students
5 September – All Year 7 and Year 11 Student Leaders – Year 7 students to wear PE kit on 5 September and arrive at the front of school.

6 September Year 7 are in school and Years 10 and Year 11 will attend at specific times for revision strategies sessions. The Year 10 session is from 10am to 11am and Year 11 session is from 1pm to 2pm. Students should arrive via the main entrance and wear full school uniform. Year 9 do not return until 7 September.

Year 7 can wear PE kit on 6 September owing to the hot weather. Years 10 and 11 should wear full school uniform

All students return on 7 September (full school uniform for all years because of the school photos)

5 October’23 will be an early finish – students will finish at 12:45pm

6 October ’23 will be an inset day – no students

End of Term 1 for students:  20 October 2023 (this differs from Swindon Borough Council dates)

Term 2

1 November ’23 – 21 December ’23 (please note these term dates differ from Swindon Borough Council dates)

1 November is an inset day – no students

Term 3

8 January ’24 – 9 February ’24 Students return on 9 January ‘24

8 January ’24 will be an inset day – no students

Term 4

19 February ’24 – 28 March ’24

Term 5

15 April ’24 – 24 May ’24 (6 May is a Bank Holiday)

Term 6

3 June ’24 – 25 July ’24 – Students finish on Tuesday 23 July 2024 at noon

24 and 25 July ’24 will be inset days

Academic Year 2024-25

Term 1

2 September ’24 – 23 October ’24
2 and 3 September are staff induction days – no students
4 and 5 September – All Year 7 and Year 11 Student Leaders – Year 7 students to wear PE kit on 5 September and arrive at the front of school.
All students return on 6 September at the student entrance

3 October will be an early finish

4 October ’24 will be an inset day – no students

End of Term 1 for students:  23 October 2024

Term 2

04 November ’24 – 20 December ’24 Term finishes at noon for students

04 November ’24 is an inset day – no students

Term 3

6 January ’25 – 14 February ’25 Students return on 7 January ’23

6 January ’25 will be an inset day – no students

Term 4

24 February ’25 – 4 April ’25 – Students finish on 3 April ’25

4 April ’25 will be an inset day – no students

Term 5

22 April ’25 – 23 May ’25 (5 May is a Bank Holiday)

Term 6

02 June ’25 – 24 July ’25 – Students finish on 23 July ’25

24 July ’25 will be an inset day

ASPIRE TOGREATNESS
The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
Switchboard: 01793 525231
Fax: 01793 431461
Email: enquiries@dorcan.co.uk
The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.
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