School term dates

The dates below are agreed by the Local Authority for community and voluntary controlled schools. In voluntary aided and foundation schools the governing bodies approve their own dates. However in the majority of cases this is in line with the LA's pattern. Within the holiday pattern, there are a number of days each year (classed as 'occasional days holiday') where schools are able to choose the dates, giving them a little flexibility. Our calendars are only a guide - checks should be made with individual schools for their exact dates.

If you have any queries about this information then please contact us.

Read about Holidays in term time.


Total number of days in the school year is 195.

Autumn term 2017

Starts: Monday 4 September 2017.
Half term: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017.
Ends: Wednesday 20 December 2017.

Spring term 2018

Starts: Tuesday 2 January 2018.
Half term: Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February 2018.
Ends: Thursday 29 March 2018.

Summer term 2018

Starts: Monday 16 April 2018.
Bank holiday: Monday 7 May 2018.
Half term: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018.
Ends: Friday 20 July 2018.