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School term and holiday dates

Voluntary-aided (church) schools and academies set their own term dates so dates may vary from school to school. Please check details with individual schools.  

» See school contact details for links to schools own websites


Professional training days

All schools now set their own training days. Please check with your school for training day closures.


Nursery, community primary, secondary and special schools term dates (
guide dates only)


Confirmed term and holiday dates for 2014-15

These dates have been approved following consultation.

Autumn 2014

  • First day - Monday 1 September
  • Half term - 27 October - 31 October
  • Last day - Friday 19 December

Spring 2015

  • First day - Monday 5 January
  • Half term - 16 February - 20 February
  • Last day - Thursday 2 April

Summer 2015

  • First day - Monday 20 April
  • Half term - 25 May - 29 May
  • Last day - Tuesday 21 July


Confirmed term and holiday dates for 2015-16

These dates have been approved following consultation.

Autumn term 2015

  • Tuesday 1 September - Friday 23 October 2015 (39 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October 2015
  • Monday 2 November - Friday 18 December 2015 (35 days)
  • Christmas break - Monday 21 December 2015 - Friday 1 January 2016

Spring term 2016

  • Monday 4 January - Friday 12 February 2016 (30 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 15 February - Friday 19 February 2016
  • Monday 22 February - Thursday 24 March 2016 (24 days)
  • Easter break - Friday 25 March - Friday 8 April 2016

Summer term 2016

  • Monday 11 April - Friday 27 May 2016 (34 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June 2016
  • Monday 6 June - Wednesday 20 July 2016 (33 days)
  • Summer break - Thursday 21 July - Wednesday 31 August 2016

Total days for 2015 - 2106 = 195


Recommended secondary transfer common transition day for Year 6 pupils

For pupils starting secondary school September 2015
Wednesday 1st July 2015

For pupils starting secondary school September 2016
Wednesday 6th July 2016

In 2015/16 pupils should attend for 190 days (or 380 half sessions). Teaching staff must be available to work for 195 days during this academic year.

Schools which close for local elections are required to extend the summer term or coincide it with an INSET day


Public Holidays

Christmas Day* - Friday 25 December 2015

Christmas Holiday* - Monday 28 December 2015

New Year - Friday 1 January 2016

Good Friday - Friday 25 March 2016

Easter Monday - Monday 28 March 2016

May Day - Monday 2 May 2016

Spring Holiday - Monday 30 May 2016

Summer Holiday - Monday 29 August 2016

*Boxing Day is on Saturday 26 December 2015

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 5 days to be determined by schools.

Please note that dates may vary from school to school, so please check details with individual schools.

Page last updated: 19/11/2014