Many people have commented how early we ended the school term last year with a whole week before Christmas Day as it fell on the Sunday. In 2017 Christmas Day falls on a Monday, but the proposed Leeds dates still have schools finishing over a week beforehand and returning to school on 2nd January. As a group of schools in Aireborough we have taken the decision not to follow the proposed Leeds City Council dates but instead to end term closer to Christmas. So NEXT Christmas, the Autumn term will end on TUESDAY 19th DECEMBER 2017 and the children will return to school on THURSDAY 4th JANUARY 2018. If anyone ALREADY has holiday booked based on the proposed Leeds term dates, and so their child would be absent on Monday 18th December 2017 and / or Tuesday 19th December, please let me know.