Term dates vary for each school, please check with the school for their holiday dates. 

2017 / 2018

Autumn Term
Total 72 days in term
Term begins:    Monday 4th September 2017
Half Term: Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
Term ends: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Spring Term
Total 57 days in term
Term begins: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Half Term: Monday 19th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018
Term ends: Thursday 29th March 2018
Summer Term 
Total 64 days in term
Term begins: Monday 16th April 2018
Election Day: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Bank Holiday:    Monday 7th May 2018
Bank Holiday: Monday 28th May 2018
Half term: Tuesday 29th May 2018 to Friday 1st June 2018
Term ends: Friday 20th July 2018


Additional information

  • Children will be in school for 190 days
  • Staff will be in school for 195 days
  • 5 INSET days to be allocated during holiday periods
  • Local Council elections will take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018.  Primary Schools which are NOT used as Polling Stations may be open on this day.
  • Occasional Days (Please see agreed guidelines) - schools to allocate 3 days as closure days, at their discretion.  Please contact individual schools for details.

Autumn Term 2018 will begin on Monday 3rd September 2018

2018/2019 Term Dates

2019/2020 Term Dates

2020/2021 Term Dates

School year regulations

Schools must open for 380 half-day sessions (190 days) in each school year, beginning with the first term to start after July.

The council is responsible for setting holiday and term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools. The term dates for foundation and voluntary aided schools are decided by their governing bodies.

Advice about taking holidays in term time. (PDF 715KB)

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