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

2015 / 2016

Autumn Term
Total 69 days in term
INSET day (Staff) Monday 7th September 2015 (Local Authority directed day)
Term begins: Tuesday 8th September 2015
Half Term: Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October 2015
Term ends: Friday 18th December 2015
Spring Term
Total 50 days in term
Term begins: Monday 4th January 2016
Half Term: Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 2016
Term ends: Friday 18th March 2016
Bank Holiday: Good Friday 25th March 2016
Bank Holiday: Easter Monday 28th March 2016
Summer Term 
Total 78 days in term
Term begins: Monday 4th April 2016
*Election day: Thursday 5th May 2016 (Primary schools used as Polling Stations only)
Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May 2015
Bank Holiday: Monday 30th May 2015
Half term: Schools to allocate occasional days for this holiday
Term ends: Friday 22nd July 2016

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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 5th May 2016.  Primary Schools which are NOT used as Polling Stations may be open on this day.
  • Occasional Days (Please see agreed guidelines) - schools to allocate 7 days as closure days, at their discretion.  Please contact individual schools for details.

Autumn Term 2015 begins on Tuesday 8th September 2015

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.

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