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Parents' Information

Term Dates 2023-2024

Click here for the terms and holiday dates for academic year 2023-2024

Click here for the NYCC school term & holiday dates 2023-2024

The School will be closed to pupils on the following training days:

Day 1 : Monday 4th  September 2023

Day 2:  Monday 6th November 2023

Day 3:  Monday 8th January 2024 

Day 4:  Monday 8th April 2024

Day 5:  Monday 22nd July 2024



Term Dates 2024-2025

Click here for the terms and holiday dates for academic year 2023-2024

The School will be closed to pupils on the following training days:

Day 1 : Monday 2nd September 2024

Day 2:  Monday 4th November 2024

Day 3:  Monday 6th January 2025

Day 4:  Monday 21st July 2025

Day 5:  Tuesday 22nd July 2025


School also closed on Bank Holidays:

Monday 21st April 2025

Monday 5th May 2025



Links for Parents

As a school we encourage suggestions and feedback from parents, and there are many links and resources here to help navigate different areas of the curriculum, and indeed the school.

As well as giving us your views, you can now submit your comments to Parent View which is an Ofsted site encouraging parents to give their views on aspects of their children's school. 

Click below for more information.......

Parent View



Free School Meals 

Click here to find out more information including the application form:

Click for the NYCC information poster.

School Prospectus & Admission information

Please click this link to read our latest School Prospectus


Extra Curricular Clubs Timetable

Please click on the following link to see the Timetable for the Summer Term Clubs 2024


To book your child into a club, please click on link below & use event code 4v5g7

***Bookings will be open from 2pm Friday 12th April. Bookings will close at midday Monday 15th April . Please note - after this time you will be unable to make any bookings***


School Uniform

We are very proud of our school uniform and the children always look very smart.

Uniform consists of:

  • For the school day:

    • White shirt with collar                          
    • School tie
    • School jumper or cardigan
    • Grey skirt, pinafore dress, grey trousers or grey shorts
    • Black shoes
    • Earrings should be a stud for each piercing

  • For PE:

    • Black Shorts
    • T-Shirt (appropriate to the School House to which your child is allocated)
    • Black pumps
    • Draw string bag
    • For swimming, boys need swimming shorts or trunks
    • Necklaces will be removed for PE lessons

The school tie, jumper, cardigan and book bags can be purchased from the suppliers below.  All other items do not need to be branded and can be purchased for your preferred choice of clothing supplier.

The School and Dance Shop
3 Chapel Street
Tel: 01423 860447


Rawcliffe’s in Harrogate
East Parade
Harrogate HG1 5LB
Tel: 01423 504130       

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provide a second-hand uniform sale and they be contacted via the school office for details

Parents’ Evenings

Parents have the opportunity to meet the teachers during Parents’ Evenings, which are held twice a year; October and February. The school operates an on-line booking system for parents to book appointments at these times. The system goes live normally about two weeks before the Parents’ Evening.


The school operates an open-door policy. This means that if you want to speak to a member of staff, feel free to come in and do so. If the member of staff is not available, an appointment can be made.


Spelling, punctuation and grammar is a key focus for us all at Knaresborough St John's and we hope this definition guide will help you with what your child is covering in school.  If you would like any further information on what is being covered, then please come and talk to your child's class teacher. Click here to go to the SPAG page.

Click here to see how to Support Learning at Home

School Timetable

8.40am - The school doors are open to KS2 pupils

8.50am - The school day starts for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  It is really important that all children are in school promptly for registration and the start of lessons.

10.45am - 11am - EYFS and KS1 morning breaktime

11am - 11.15am - KS2 breaktime

12.15pm - 1.15pm - Lunchtime for all children

1.15pm - Afternoon registration and lessons commence

2.30pm - EYFS and KS1 afternoon breaktime

3.10pm - End of the schoool day for EYFS and KS1

3.20pm - End of the school day for KS2


On Mondays (9.00am - 9.30am) and Fridays (2.30pm - 3pm) every week, the whole school attend collective worship together in the school hall.  These sessions are led by Mr Hope (Headteacher) and Reverend Garry Hinchcliffe (Clergy from St John's Church).

Leave of Absence During Term Time

Please read the letter Leave of Absence for information regarding leave of absence during Term Time.


Please click Leave of Absence form to download a form if you wish to apply for leave of absence.


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