Local Authorities have a duty to determine school term dates for local authority maintained schools. Schools must be open to pupils for 190 days in an academic year, and 195 days for teachers. Schools have five training days available to take at their discretion.

Please check the school’s own website to verify term dates and details of staff training dates, which are set at the discretion of the school. Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided schools and Academies are responsible for setting their own holiday dates. So individual schools, may choose to follow a pattern and/or specific dates that do not match those set by us.

School term and holiday dates for 2020/2021

Autumn Term Dates

  • Starts: Thursday 3 September 2020
  • Half Term: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October
  • Ends: Friday 18 December 2020
  • Christmas Holiday: Monday 21 December to Friday 1 January

Spring Term Dates

  • Starts: Monday 4 January 2021
  • Half Term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
  • Ends: Friday 26 March 2021
  • Spring (Easter) Holiday Monday 29 March to Friday 9 April

Summer Term Dates

  • Starts: 12 April 2021
  • Half Term: Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June
  • Ends: Thursday 22 July 2021
  • Summer Holiday: Friday 23 July to Thursday August 31

Bank holiday dates can be found on GOV.UK.

School term and holiday dates for 2021/2022

Autumn Term Dates

  • Starts: Wednesday 1 September 2021
  • Half Term: Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October
  • Ends: Friday 17 December 2021
  • Christmas Holidays: Monday 20 December to Monday 3 January

Spring Term Dates

  • Starts: Tuesday 4 January 2022
  • Half Term: Monday 14 February to Friday 18 February
  • Ends: Friday 1 April 2022
  • Spring (Easter) Holidays Monday 4 April to Monday 18 April

Summer Term Dates

  • Starts: Tuesday 19 April 2022
  • Half Term: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June
  • Ends: Friday 22 July 2022
  • Summer Holiday: Monday 25 July to Wednesday 31 August

Bank holiday dates can be found on GOV.UK.

Consultation on term dates for 2022 to 2023

Consultation details and a breakdown of the dates will be published in December 2021.