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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

School Times, INSET and Term Dates

School gates are open at 8.45 am with pupil registration at 8.50 am. School finishes for pupils at 3.20 pm with gates opening at 3.15 pm. Please ensure that your child arrives in time for registration to avoid being marked late.


Information on the school's attendance policy and links to support good attendance can be found on our separate attendance page here.


This provides 32.5 hours per week for pupils in line with government guidance.


INSET Days 2023/2024


The school will be closed on the following dates to allow staff training:



Monday 4th September 2023

Tuesday 5th September 2023

Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Thursday 28th March 2024

Friday 24th May 2024


Wednesday 24th July (please note, this date was added since the start of the year)

Term Dates


We follow the term dates as agreed by Portsmouth City Council.


Please click on the following link to access the Portsmouth term dates information page.