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

2023 / 2024

Autumn Term

Total 75 days in term
Term begins: Monday 4 September 2023
Half Term: Monday 30 October 2023 to Friday 3 November 2023
Term ends: Friday 22 December 2023

Spring Term

Total 54 days in term
Term begins: Monday 8 January 2024
Half Term: Monday 19 February 2024 to Friday 23 February 2024
Term ends: Thursday 28 March 2024

Summer Term

Total 64 days in term
Term begins: Monday 15 April 2024
Bank Holiday: Monday 6 May 2024
Half Term: Monday 27 May (Bank Holiday) to Friday 31 May 2024
Term ends: Friday 19 July 2024

Additional information

  • Total 193 days included in set pattern
  • Children will be in school for 190 days
  • Staff will be in school for 195 days
  • 5 INSET days to be allocated during non-term time
  • The above pattern equates to 193 days and Governing bodies have the authority to determine 3 occasional days to meet local needs of the school
  • Local Council elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024. (If the school is used as a polling station and the school is required to close to facilitate this then one of the occasional days should be allocated to this closure.) Primary Schools which are NOT used as Polling Stations may be open on this day
  • There is a 6-week summer break leading into this year with a 6 week break at the end
  • The start of next academic year is Monday 2nd September 2024

2023/2024 Term Dates

2024/2025 Term Dates

2025/2026 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.

We are 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.