Last updated:
28 October 2015

School term dates

Find school term dates for this year and the next school year.

The end of Autumn term is
Friday 18 December 2015

2015 to 2016

Term Dates
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

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.

Additional information

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.


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