School term and holiday dates

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

All 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.

The dates below show schools being open for 195 days. From these, 5 staff training dates are to be determined by the school’s governing body. Some governing bodies may choose to hold staff training at ‘twilight sessions’ after the school day and to extend the school holiday for staff.

Schools that close for local elections are required to extend the summer term or coincide it with an 'inset' day.

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Term and holiday dates for 2022-23

  • Term and holiday dates for 2022-23

    There will be a national bank holiday on Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral.

    Autumn term 2022 - 72 days
    Starts Thursday 1 September 2022
    Half term Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 2022
    Ends Friday 16 December 2022

    The Christmas break starts on Monday 19 December 2022 and ends on Monday 2 January 2023.

    Spring term 2023 - 59 days
    Starts Tuesday 3 January 2023
    Half term Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February 2023
    Ends Friday 31 March 2023

    The Easter break starts on Monday 3 April and ends on Friday 14 April 2023.

    Summer term 2023 - 63 days
    Starts Monday 17 April 2023
    Half term Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2023
    Ends Friday 21 July 2023

    The summer break starts on Monday 24 July 2023.

    For Year 6 pupils starting secondary school in September 2023, the proposed date for secondary transfer transition day is Wednesday 5 July 2023.

    Public holidays during the 2022-23 school year (pending confirmation)
    Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2022
    Christmas Day Tuesday 27 December 2022 (substitute day)
    New Year's Day Monday 2 January 2023 (substitute day)
    Good Friday Friday 7 April 2023
    Easter Monday Monday 10 April 2023
    Early May bank holiday Monday 1 May 2023
    Spring bank holiday Monday 29 May 2023
    Summer bank holiday Monday 28 August 2023

2023 - 24 

  • Term and holiday dates for 2023-24
    Autumn term 2023 - 74 days
    Starts Monday 4 September 2023
    Half term Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2023
    Ends Thursday 21 December 2023

    The Christmas break starts on Friday 22 December 2023 and ends on Friday 5 January 2024.

    Spring term 2023 - 54 days
    Starts Monday 8 January 2024
    Half term Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2024
    Ends Thursday 28 March 2024

    The Easter break starts on Friday 29 March and ends on Friday 12 April 2024.

    Summer term 2024 - 67 days
    Starts Monday 15 April 2024
    Half term Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2024
    Ends Wednesday 24 July 2024

    The summer break starts on Thursday 25 July 2024.

    For Year 6 pupils starting secondary school in September 2024, the proposed date for secondary transfer transition day is Wednesday 3 July 2024.

    Public holidays during the 2023-24 school year (pending confirmation)
    Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2023
    Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 2023
    New Year's Day Monday 1 January 2024
    Good Friday Friday 29 March 2024
    Easter Monday Monday 1 April 2024
    Early May bank holiday Monday 6 May 2024
    Spring bank holiday Monday 27 May 2024
    Summer bank holiday Monday 26 August 2024