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School term and holiday dates


Find details of school holidays and additional teacher training days.

These are the council's recommended dates but schools can set different dates. Please check with your school.

School holidays for the 2015/16 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2015Friday 17 July 2015Tuesday 1 September 2015
Autumn half-term 2015Friday 23 October 2015Monday 2 November 2015
Christmas 2015Friday 18 December 2015Monday 4 January 2016
Spring half-term 2016Friday 12 February 2016Monday 22 February 2016
Easter 2016Thursday 24 March 2016Monday 11 April 2016
May Day 2016Friday 29 April 2016Tuesday 3 May 2016
Summer half-term 2016Friday 27 May 2016Monday 6 June 2016
Summer 2016Wednesday 20 July 2016Monday 5 September 2016

Download and print the 2015/16 school calendar (PDF, 38kb).

School holidays for the 2016/17 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2016Wednesday 20 July 2016Monday 5 September 2016
Autumn half-term 2016Friday 21 October 2016Monday 31 October 2016
Christmas 2016Friday 16 December 2016Tuesday 3 January 2017
Spring half-term 2017Friday 17 February 2017Monday 27 February 2017
Easter 2017Friday 7 April 2017Monday 24 April 2017
May Day 2017Friday 28 April 2017Tuesday 2 May 2017
Summer half-term 2017Friday 26 May 2017Monday 5 June 2017
Summer 2017Friday 21 July 2017 

Download and print the School term dates 2016/17 (PDF, 57kb).

Additional teacher training days

Schools also close for teacher training days during term-time. Dates are decided by each school and can change during the year. It's best to double-check dates with your school.

For any schools not listed for 2014/15, or for 2015/16 dates, please contact your school.