Last updated:
5 January 2017

School term dates

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

The end of Spring term 2017 is
Friday 7 April 2017


Term Dates
Spring term 2017 Starts: Tuesday 3 January
Half term: Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February
Ends: Friday 7 April
Easter break 2017 Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April
Summer term 2017 Starts: Monday 24 April
Half term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Ends: Tuesday 25 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 maintained and voluntary-controlled schools.

Term dates may not apply to Academies, Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges in West Sussex, or to schools in the independent sector. More information can be obtained from the individual college or school websites.

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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