Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ

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Term Dates

The School Day

At William Barnes Primary School, the school day begins as 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm.  The school week is 32.5 hours in total.


Autumn Term

Staff Training Days (INSET Days)
Term Begins Tuesday 5th September Friday 1st September

Monday 4th September

Half Term Begins Monday 23rd October
Half Term Restart Monday 30th  October
Term Ends Friday 15th December

Spring Term

Staff Training Days
Term Begins Tuesday 2nd January
Half Term Begins Monday 12th February
Half Term Restart Monday 19th February
Term Ends Friday 29th March

Summer Term

Staff Training Days
Term Begins Monday 15th April Friday 24th May
Half Term Begins Friday 24th May 
Half Term Restart Monday 3rd June
Term Ends










Friday 19th July










Monday 22nd July

Tuesday 23rd July