About school term dates
School term and holiday dates are usually set over 18 months in advance of the academic year. We liaise 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.
We are required to set school term and holiday dates for community and voluntary-controlled schools.
Locally, term dates are consulted on through school and teaching representative bodies before being finalised.
Past term dates are only held 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.