Term dates

School term dates 2015/16

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

Autumn term 2015

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

Spring term 2016

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

Summer term 2016

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

Professional days

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

School term dates 2016/17

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

Autumn term 2016

  • Opens - Wednesday 7 September
  • Half term - Monday 24 to Friday 28 October
  • Ends - Wednesday 21 December

Spring term 2017

  • Opens - Wednesday 4 January
  • Half term - Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
  • Ends - Friday 7 April

Summer term 2017

  • Opens - Wednesday 26 April
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • Half term - Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
  • Ends - Thursday 20 July

Professional days

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 September 2016
  • Tuesday 6 September 2016
  • Tuesday 3 January 2017
  • Monday 24 April 2017
  • Tuesday 25 April 2017