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 15 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.