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 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
Early May bank holiday (VE day): Friday 8 May 2020
Spring bank holiday: 25 May 2020

Term dates for the school year 2020-2021

  Autumn term 2020 Spring term 2021 Summer term 2021
Term starts Tuesday 1 September Monday 4 January Monday 19 April
Half term Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October Monday 15 - Friday 19 February Monday 31 May - Friday 4 June
Term ends Friday 18 December Thursday 1 April Wednesday 21 July

Good Friday: 2 April 2021
Easter Monday: 5 April 2021
May Day: 3 May 2021
Spring Bank Holiday: 31 May 2021

School holidays calendar

You can download the school term calendar direct to your computer or mobile device.