Academies and voluntary aided schools can set their own term dates. Contact your school directly for their term dates by using our school directory.
These term dates are for local authority maintained schools.
Absence during term time
You can find out when it is acceptable for your child to miss school on the government school attendance and absence pages.
Teacher training days
Each school is able to allocate a small number of days which are reserved for staff training. These teacher training days are set at each school's discretion.
Term dates for the school year 2016-2017
|Autumn term 2016||Spring term 2017||Summer term 2017|
|Term starts||Wednesday 7 September||Wednesday 4 January||Monday 24 April|
|Half term||Monday 24 - Friday 28 October||Monday 13 - Friday 17 February||Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June|
|Term ends||Friday 16 December||Friday 7 April||Friday 21 July|
Term dates for the school year 2017-2018
|Autumn term 2017||Spring term 2018||Summer term 2018|
|Term starts||Tuesday 5 September||Wednesday 3 January||Monday 16 April|
|Half term||Monday 23 - Friday 27 October||Monday 19 - Friday 23 February||Monday 28 May - Friday 1 June|
|Term ends||Friday 15 December||Thursday 29 March||Friday 20 July|
Term dates for the school year 2018-2019
|Autumn term 2018||Spring term 2019||Summer term 2019|
|Term starts||Tuesday 4 September||Wednesday 9 January||Monday 29 April|
|Half term||Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November||Monday 18 - Friday 22 February||Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May|
|Term ends||Friday 21 December||Friday 12 April||Thursday 18 July|
Good Friday: 19 April 2019
Easter Monday: 22 April 2019
May Day: 6 May 2019
Spring bank holiday: 27 May 2019
School holidays calendar
You can download the school term calendar direct to your computer or mobile device.