This page details the school term dates for local authority maintained schools in Herefordshire. However, some maintained schools do have slightly different term start and finish dates. Please check with the relevant school before booking holidays.
Academies and voluntary aided schools can set their own term dates. Contact your school directly for their term dates by using our school directory.
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 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
Term dates for the school year 2019-2020
|Autumn term 2019||Spring term 2020||Summer term 2020|
|Term starts||Monday 2 September||Monday 6 January||Monday 20 April|
|Half term||Monday 28 October - Friday 1 November||Monday 17 - Friday 21 February||Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May|
|Term ends||Friday 20 December||Friday 3 April||Monday 20 July|
Good Friday: 10 April 2020
Easter Monday: 13 April 2020
May Day: 4 May 2020
Spring bank holiday: 25 May 2020
School holidays calendar
You can download the school term calendar direct to your computer or mobile device.