School term dates 2023/24

Find the school term dates for academic year 2023/24.

The start of Autumn term 2023 is
Friday 1 September 2023


Term Dates
Autumn term 2023 Starts: Friday 1 September
Half term: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October
Ends: Friday 15 December


Term Dates
Spring term 2024 Starts: Tuesday 2 January
Half term: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February
Ends: Thursday 28 March
Summer term 2024 Starts: Monday 15 April
Half term: Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
Ends: Tuesday 23 July

About school term dates

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. They are usually set over 18 months in advance of the academic year.

Locally, term dates are consulted on through school and teaching representative bodies before being finalised. We liaise with neighbouring authorities, headteachers, union representatives and the Diocese to secure the best alignment of dates across the region.

Term dates may not apply to academies, further education and sixth form colleges in West Sussex, or to schools in the independent sector. You can obtain more information about these from the individual college or school websites.

Additional information

Term dates are only held for three years as part of our disposal policy. If you need any other dates please contact your child's school.

Last updated:
6 May 2022
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