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Term dates

The end of Spring term is

Friday 27 March 2015

Some voluntary-aided and foundation schools and academies may differ, please contact your child's school to check their dates.

2014 to 2015

Autumn term
  • Starts: Wednesday 3 September
  • Half term: Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October
  • Ends: Friday 19 December
Christmas break
  • Monday 22 December to Friday 2 January
Spring term
  • Starts: Monday 5 January
  • Half term: Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February
  • Ends: Friday 27 March 
Easter break
  • Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April
Summer term
  • Starts: Monday 13 April  
  • Half term: Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May
  • Ends: Wednesday 22 July
Summer break
  • Thursday 23 July to Wednesday 2 September


2015 to 2016

Autumn term
  • Starts: Thursday 3 September
  • Half term: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October
  • Ends: Friday 18 December
Christmas break
  • Monday 21 December to Friday 1 January
Spring term
  • Starts: Monday 4 January
  • Half term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
  • Ends: Thursday 24 March 
Easter break
  • Friday 25 March to Friday 8 April
Summer term
  • Starts: Monday 11 April  
  • Half term: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June
  • Ends: Friday 22 July


Additional information


About school term dates

School term and holiday dates are usually set over 18 months in advance of the academic year. The County Council liaises with neighbouring authorities, headteachers, union representatives and the Diocese to secure the best alignment of dates across the region.

Term dates are based on a school year of around 195 days, although individual schools can use five of these days for staff training inset days.

The County Council is required to set school term and holiday dates for community and voluntary-controlled schools.

Local authorities do not have to abide by, though most are supportive of, a nationally agreed pattern. This is because it permits local flexibility as the best route towards harmony and coherence in the establishment of dates.

Locally, term dates are consulted on through school and teaching representative bodies before being finalised.

Past term dates

Past term dates are only held by the authority for three years as part of our disposal policy. You can find past term dates in the supporting documents below. If you need any other dates, please contact your child's school.

You can also phone 03330 142 903 to receive a copy of term dates by post.

Supporting documents

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