School year planner for 2024/25: template

Use our editable, printable 2024/25 planners to keep up with important dates and deadlines for your primary, secondary or all-through school. They include statutory deadlines, religious holidays, and national and international initiatives.

Last reviewed on 4 June 2024See updates
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  1. Download our planner
  2. Add your own deadlines
  3. Other events to include

Download our planner

Please note: the dates of events, holidays and initiatives may change over the course of the school year. We'll update our planners when this happens.

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Maintained schools

2024/25 academic year



2024/25 academic year

Add your own deadlines

You'll likely have your own deadlines to meet that are unique to your school.

To find and add these, look at:

  • All of your policies
  • Funding agreements from any grants you receive
  • Your school improvement plan (SIP)

Ask your governing board and local authority (LA) if they've any deadlines they expect you to meet.

If you're a maintained school, consult your LA's scheme for financing schools too.

If you're an academy, look for deadlines in your:

  • Funding agreement
  • Articles of association
  • Scheme of delegation (if your school is part of a multi-academy trust)

Other events to include

You may also want to add the following to your planner:

Organisation of the academic year

  • Terms and holidays
  • INSET days

Internal deadlines and duties

  • Policy reviews
  • School planning and review cycle
  • Budget-setting deadlines
  • Performance management cycle for staff
  • Assessment cycle dates
  • Dates for issuing reports to parents/carers
  • Data entry points
  • Newsletter copy deadlines and publication dates
  • Health and safety monitoring checks


  • Senior leadership team (SLT) meetings
  • Middle leader meetings
  • Working party or task group meetings
  • Full staff meetings and briefings
  • Support staff team meetings
  • Governing board and committee meetings
  • Parent teacher association (PTA) meetings
  • Parent/carer consultations and meetings, including information-giving events
  • Meetings between senior leaders and school union representatives
  • Union conferences

School events

  • Work experience weeks
  • Assemblies, including special assemblies and leavers’ assemblies
  • Elections to school councils
  • School council meetings
  • Internal tests and exams
  • Internally arranged public exams, such as oral and practical tests
  • School photographs
  • Medical and health matters, such as vaccination weeks
  • Open days and evenings, including those at institutions your pupils may move on to
  • Trips, visits and special learning events in school, such as science fairs
  • Curriculum enrichment or activity weeks
  • Non-timetable days
  • Start and end dates of any courses or other activities shared with partner schools
  • School celebrations and events including concerts, plays, art exhibitions and sporting events

Take a look at our assembly planner to organise your school assemblies around timely holidays, awareness days and school events.

Article Updates

4 June 2024

We've updated our planners for the 2024/25 academic year.

29 August 2023

We've updated our planners to confirm the school census dates for 2023/24. We've also added the GCSE exam periods for 2023/24.

16 May 2023

We've included planners for the 2023/24 academic year.

12 May 2022

We've updated our planners with dates for the 2022/23 academic year.

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