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Term Dates

Autumn term

Back to school for pupils: Wednesday 4th September 2019
Finish for Autumn half term holiday: Friday 25th October 2019
Monday 4th November 2019
Finish for Christmas holiday: Friday 20th December 2019

Spring Term

Back to school: Tuesday 7th January 2020
Finish for Spring half term holiday: Friday 14th February 2020
Back to school: Monday 24th February 2020
Finish for Easter holiday: Thursday 2nd April 2020

Summer Term

Back to school: Monday 20th April 2020
Friday 8th May Bank Holiday - School closed
Finish for summer half term holiday: Friday 22nd May 2020
Back to school: Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Finish for summer holiday: Friday 17th July 2020

All primary schools have an annual allocation of five days for staff development. We have scheduled the following days when the school will be closed to children:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Monday 6th January 2020
Friday 3rd April 2020
Monday 1st June 2020
Monday 20th July 2020



New Islington Free School
New Islington Free School

We have a school uniform, which is as follows:

  • Grey pinafore dress/skirt
  • Classic cut grey trousers
  • Summer dress in red/white check
  • Grey pullover/slipover/cardigan, ready-embroidered with the school logo*
  • Short sleeved red polo shirt, ready-embroidered with the school logo*
  • Grey tights
  • Grey socks (white alternative for girls)
  • Brown or black shoes (not trainers)
  • A warm outdoor coat (waterproof coats embroidered with the school logo are available)

Jewellery is not permitted at school (with the exception of stud earrings and watches, which must be removed by your child for PE lessons).
A book bag is issued to all children when they join the school.
Please ensure that every item is named so that, if lost, it can be returned to its owner! A Sharpie pen is excellent for naming clothing.

Uniform Suppliers
* Items marked with an asterisk can be purchased from:


Unit 45, Harpurhey Shopping Centre, Manchester, M9 4DH
0161 205 6171

Password: Jerseystreet1 (Capital J)

The office staff will be happy to advise.
Items other than jumpers, cardigans and polo shirts can be purchased from many high street shops and supermarkets.


PE Uniform (to be kept in a drawstring bag on cloakroom peg)

Plain white T–shirt
Plain black shorts


Plain white T–shirt
Plain black shorts
Plain tracksuit top and bottoms
Black or white trainers (please ensure the sole has sufficient grip)


Year 4 children need the following items in school every Wednesday:
Swimming costume (not loose fitting)
Swimming cap (if hair is long)

School swimming lessons are provided by Manchester City Council, whose guidelines state that goggles must not be worn unless there is a medical need and that children must stay in school if they do not bring their swimming kit on swimming day.

The New Islington Parents Association

New Islington Parent Teacher Association


The New Islington Free School Parent Teacher Association is a friendly and approachable group of parents who organise fun, affordable events for our children to enjoy whilst raising money for the school. The New Islington Parents Association is very new – come join us on our journey; especially as all parents and carers are automatically members!

Why have a PTA?

To enhance both the school’s provision and your child’s experiences whilst at school.

When & Where?

The PTA meet once a month – usually after school on a Friday (4pm to 5pm).

The date and location of each meeting advertised in the weekly New Islington News.


To find out what’s going on, look out for our newsletters, or approach a PTA rep; we promise we don’t bite! There are class PTA WhatsApp groups that are another source of information for you.

NIFS PTA Documents

NIFS PTA Newsletter

You can contact New Islington Free School PTA by email on

New Islington Parent Teacher Association are proud members of Parent Kind, the leading membership organisation for parent bodies across the UK. With Parent Kind membership all parents can access a wealth of useful information to help with supporting both the PTA and school in providing the best possible education for your children. Click the link for more information: