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School term and holiday dates

Find details of school holidays and additional teacher training days.

If your child goes to a voluntary aided (church) or foundation school or academy dates may be different. Please check with your school.

School holidays for the 2014/15 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2014Friday 18 July 2014Monday 1 September 2014
Autumn half-term 2014Friday 24 October 2014Monday 3 November 2014
Christmas 2014Friday 19 December 2014Monday 5 January 2015
Spring half-term 2015Friday 13 February 2015Monday 23 February 2015
Easter 2015Friday 27 March 2015Monday 13 April 2015
May Day 2015Friday 1 May 2015Tuesday 5 May 2015
Summer half-term 2015Friday 22 May 2015Monday 1 June 2015
Summer 2015Friday 17 July 2015Tuesday 1 September 2015

Download and print the 2014/15 school calendar (PDF, 39kb).

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 2016 

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

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.