Parents  »  Term Dates, Events and School Closures

Please take a look at the school holiday dates: 


Additional inset days for the school year 2023/2024

Monday 4th September 2023
Tuesday 5th September 2023

Monday 8th January 2024

Friday 9th February 2024 - booked for Wellspring Festival of Learning. 

Monday 8th April 2024

Monday 22nd July 2024

Additional inset days for the school year 2024/2025

Monday 2nd September 2024
Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Monday 6th January 2025

Friday 14th February 2025 - provisionally booked for Wellspring Festival of Learning. Date to be confirmed.

Monday 21st July 2025
Tuesday 22nd July 2025

If you would like to receive a paper copy of these dates, please see the school office who will be happy to help.

Additional inset days for the school year 2025/2026

Dates to be confirmed.

Events at Oakwell Rise Primary School


Oakwell Rise Primary Academy hold a range of events during the year, which include school trips, school discos and fayres. Full details of any events within the school, can be located on our Facebook Page:
Events at Oakwell Rise

School Closure


We make every effort to ensure that school is open to our school community between 8am and 4pm each day throughout term time. Our extended day comprises a free breakfast club and a wide range of after school clubs with a growing number of sporting clubs or holiday clubs throughout the holiday periods.

From time to time, we recognise that it may be necessary to initiate a school closure. The Executive Principal will only take the decision to close the school if:

  • There is a failure within the school which makes it impossible to accommodate all pupils safely
  • Icy or snowy weather is so significant that we are unable to ensure the site is safe for pedestrian access or that a significant number of school staff are unable to travel safely to school.

If you have not been informed otherwise, please assume school is open – even if the weather is poor. School staff will notify the school community of a closure via the following methods:

  • A text message
  • A Facebook / Twitter post
  • Registered on BMBC School Closures

In the event of a school closure, we ask parents to avoid trying to contact school so that phone lines remain accessible to staff and other services we may need to liaise with.

Please rest assured we will be working hard to ensure school is open for business as soon as possible following a closure and will keep you updated throughout the day.