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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 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 2017Monday 4 September 2017

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

School holidays for the 2017/18 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2017Friday 21 July 2017Monday 4 September 2017
Autumn half-term 2017Friday 20 October 2017Monday 30 October 2017
Christmas 2017Friday 22 December 2017Monday 8 January 2018
Spring half-term 2018Friday 9 February 2018Monday 19 February 2018
Easter 2018Thursday 29 March 2018Monday 16 April 2018
May Day 2018Friday 4 May 2018Tuesday 8 May 2018
Summer half-term 2018Friday 25 May 2018Monday 4 June 2018
Summer 2018Friday 20 July 2018 

Download and print the School term dates 2017/18 (PDF, 25kb).

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, please contact your school.