Term 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.

Autumn term 2015

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

Spring term 2016

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

Summer term 2016

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

Total school days for 2015 / 2016 = 195

See school contact details for links to schools’ own websites

Proposed secondary transfer transition day for Year 6 pupils starting secondary school September 2016, Wednesday 6 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 have to extend the summer term or coincide it with an INSET day.

Public Holidays

Christmas Day* – Friday 25 December 2015
Boxing Day - Saturday 26 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

Term dates for 2016/17

Confirmed term and holiday dates for 2016-17

Autumn term 2016

  • Monday 5 September - Friday 21 October 2016 (35 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October 2016
  • Monday 31 October - Wednesday 21 December 2016 (38 days)
  • Christmas break - Thursday 22 December 2016 – Monday 2 January 2017

Spring term 2017

  • Tuesday 3 January - Friday 10 February 2017 (29 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February 2017
  • Monday 20 February - Friday 31 March 2017 (30 days)
  • Easter break - Monday 3 April - Monday 17 April 2017

Summer term 2017

  • Tuesday 18 April - Friday 26 May 2017 (28 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June 2017
  • Monday 5 June - Friday 21 July 2017 (35 days)
  • Summer break - Monday 24 July - Thursday 31 August 2017

Total days for 2016 - 2017 = 195

Proposed secondary transfer transition day for Year 6 pupils starting secondary school in September 2017, Wednesday 5 July 2017

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

  • Monday 29 August 2016 (Summer Bank Holiday)
  • Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 December 2016 (Christmas Day Holiday)
  • Monday 2 January 2017 (New Years Day Holiday)
  • Friday 14 April 2017 (Good Friday)
  • Monday 17 April 2017 (Easter Monday)
  • Monday 1 May 2017 (May Day)
  • Monday 29 May 2017 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • Monday 28 August 2017 (Summer Bank Holiday)

Term dates 2017/18 

  • Term dates for 2017/18 have not yet been determined. Consultation will take place in May/June 2016 and dates will be determined in July 2016.