Last updated:
26 April 2016

School term dates

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

The start of half term is
Monday 30 May 2016


Term Dates
Spring term 2016 Starts: Monday 4 January
Half term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
Ends: Thursday 24 March
Easter break 2016 Friday 25 March to Friday 8 April
Summer term 2016 Starts: Monday 11 April
Half term: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June
Ends: Friday 22 July
Summer break 2016 Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September
Autumn term 2016 Starts: Monday 5 September
Half term: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October
Ends: Friday 16 December
Christmas break 2016 Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January


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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