Term dates & school holidays

Here are the term dates and school holidays for the school years up to 2020.


If you are looking for information about inset days or other arrangements you should check with the school directly. You can find their contact details on our school names and addresses web pages.

Please note there are calendar-style term date documents available to download on this page.

2014/2015 academic year

  • 5 September 2014 - 24 October 2014 (36 days)
  • 3 November 2014 - 19 December 2014 (35 days)
  • 5 January 2015 - 6 February 2015 (25 days)
  • 16 February 2015 - 27 March 2015 (30 days)
  • 13 April 2015 - 22 May 2015 (29 days)
  • 1 June 2015 - 24 July 2015 (40 days)

Bank Holidays

  • 25 and 26 December 2014
  • 1 January 2015
  • 3 April 2015 (Good Friday)
  • 6 April 2015 (Easter Monday)
  • 4 May 2015
  • 25 May 2015 (Spring Bank Holiday).

Please note that aided, academy and foundation schools dates may be different. Parents are advised to contact the relevant school.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Please check with your school for information about inset days.

  • 7 September 2015 − 23 October 2015 (35 days)
  • 2 November 2015 − 18 December 2015 (35 days)
  • 4 January 2016 − 12 February 2016 (30 days)
  • 22 February 2016 − 24 March 2016 (24 days)
  • 11 April 2016 − 27 May 2016 (34 days)
  • 6 June 2016 − 26 July 2016 (37 days).

Bank Holidays

  • 25 and 28 December 2015
  • 1 January 2016
  • 25 March 2016 (Good Friday)
  • 28 March 2016 (Easter Monday)
  • 2 May 2016
  • 30 May 2016 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 29 August 2016 (Summer Bank Holiday).

Please note that from 2015 schools are able to consider variations to term dates provided they meet the statutory requirements. Parents are advised to contact the relevant school for confirmation of term dates.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Please check with your school for information about inset days.

  • 7 September 2016 − 21 October 2016 (33 days)
  • 31 October 2016 − 20 December 2016 (37 days)
  • 4 January 2017 − 10 February 2017 (28 days)
  • 20 February 2017 − 7 April 2017 (35 days)
  • 24 April 2017 − 26 May 2017 (24 days)
  • 5 June 2017 − 25 July 2017 (38 days).

Bank Holidays

  • 26 and 27 December 2016 
  • 2 January 2017
  • 14 April 2017 (Good Friday)
  • 17 April 2017 (Easter Monday)
  • 1 May 2017
  • 29 May 2017 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 28 August 2017 (Summer Bank Holiday).

Please note that from 2015 schools have been able to consider variations to term dates provided they meet the statutory requirements. Parents are advised to contact the relevant school for confirmation of term dates.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Please check with your school for information about inset days.

  • 6 September 2017 − 20 October 2017 (33 days)
  • 30 October 2017 − 19 December 2017 (37 days)
  • 3 January 2018 − 16 February 2018 (33 days)
  • 26 February 2018 − 23 March 2018 (20 days)
  • 9 April 2018 − 25 May 2018 (34 days)
  • 4 June 2018 − 25 July 2018 (38 days).

Bank Holidays

  • 25 and 26 December 2017
  • 1 January 2018
  • 30 March 2018 (Good Friday)
  • 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday)
  • 7 May 2018
  • 28 May 2018 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 27 August 2018 (Summer Bank Holiday).

Please note that from 2015 schools have been able to consider variations to term dates provided they meet the statutory requirements. Parents are advised to contact the relevant school for confirmation of term dates.

2018/2019 Academic Year

Please check with your school for information about inset days.

  • 6 September 2018 − 26 October 2018 (37 days)
  • 5 November 2018 − 21 December 2018 (35 days)
  • 7 January 2019 − 15 February 2019 (30 days)
  • 25 February 2019 − 12 April 2019 (35 days)
  • 29 April 2019 − 24 May 2019 (19 days)
  • 3 June 2019 − 25 July 2019 (39 days).

Bank Holidays

  • 25 and 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 19 April 2019 (Good Friday)
  • 22 April 2019 (Easter Monday)
  • 6 May 2019
  • 27 May 2019 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 26 August 2019 (Summer Bank Holiday).

Please note that from 2015 schools have been able to consider variations to term dates provided they meet the statutory requirements. Parents are advised to contact the relevant school for confirmation of term dates.

2019/2020 Academic Year

Please check with your school for information about inset days.

  • 6 September 2019 − 25 October 2019 (36 days)
  • 4 November 2019 − 20 December 2019 (35 days)
  • 6 January 2020 − 14 February 2020 (30 days)
  • 24 February 2020 − 3 April 2020 (30 days)
  • 20 April 2020 − 22 May 2020 (24 days)
  • 1 June 2020 − 24 July 2020 (40 days).

It is recommended that 6 September 2019 is taken as an inset day.

Bank Holidays

  • 25 and 26 December 2019
  • 1 January 2020
  • 10 April 2020 (Good Friday)
  • 13 April 2020 (Easter Monday)
  • 4 May 2020
  • 25 May 2020 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 31 August 2020 (Summer Bank Holiday).

Please note that from 2015 schools have been able to consider variations to term dates provided they meet the statutory requirements. Parents are advised to contact the relevant school for confirmation of term dates.

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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