How to Edit Academic Days

Use this guide to add/edit Staff Only Days, School Holidays and Bank Holidays to your MIS. You can also use this process in the example your school is closed for the day in the event of bad weather.

Access: The minimum permissions required to access the Edit Academic page is found in the Curriculum Module>Academic Calendar of Config>Setup>Roles & Permissions.


See also: How to Create a New Academic Calendar and see here for DfE guidance on attendance.

Go to Config>Curriculum>Academic Days


The Academic Year will default to the current Academic Year.

The page opens with the Current Term or First term, if you’ve selected a future calendar.

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The Key and Display explains the details of the current view:

Day Status – is the Key to the Codes used

Calendar defined using the following period structure(s)– the Period Structure you are looking at

Colour Dropdown –  the colour assigned for your different Period Structures 

Display Timetable Days – choose to display by the Timetable Days applied for each day of each week

Display Week Labels – choose to display by the Timetable Week

Click on the far right Pencil icon to edit the required week.

Add appropriate Codes for each day’s AM/PM as required.

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Edit the Week
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Save when finished for that week and repeat for each week as required.

Reveal or hide the Terms by clicking on blue arrow to the right of each Term heading.

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Cascade Timetable on Save is generally used for Timetables with more than a one week cycle.

For example, where a school has made changes to the Calendar and wants to ensure a two-week Timetable Cycle is maintained after the changes. You also have the options to Cascade changes only within this term or Cascade changes in this term and all subsequent terms.

Click the Week number and amend each of the Timetable Days to reflect the required week’s Timetable Days and then select the relevant Radio button.

Repeat the process through the Terms if necessary until the desired Academic Days Structure has been completed.

Updated on November 16, 2023

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