Term dates

Your child's school term, half term and holiday dates for 2015/16.

There are 190 core teaching days for our maintained schools. Academies, foundation free and voluntary aided schools set their own term dates.

Spring term 2015

  • Opens Tuesday 6 January
  • Half term 16 to 20 February
  • Ends Friday 27 March

Summer term 2015

  • Opens Tuesday 14 April
  • May Day Monday 4 May
  • Half term 25 to 29 May 
  • Ends Friday 17 July

Autumn term 2015

  • Opens Monday 7 September
  • Half term 26 October to 30 October
  • Ends Friday 18 December

Spring term 2016

  • Opens Tuesday 5 January
  • Half term 15 to 19 February
  • Ends Wednesday 23 March

Summer term 2016

  • Opens Tuesday 12 April
  • May Day Monday 2 May
  • Half term 30 May to 3 June
  • Ends Friday 22 July

Each school has free rein to set 5 professional days which are normally outside of the core dates. Please check with your school directly for confirmation of which days are their professional days.

The most likely identified dates for the professional dates outside these core dates are:

  • Monday 5 January 2015
  • Monday 13 April 2015
  • Monday 20 July or equivalent twilight session(s)
  • Wednesday 2 September 2015
  • Thursday 3 September 2015
  • Friday 4 September 2015
  • Monday 4 January 2016
  • Monday 11 April 2016