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School term and holiday dates

Check your exact term and holiday dates with your school

Every year, schools are required to choose 3 days during term time to set aside for staff training which students don't attend.

We also allow schools to change up to 2 days of our recommended holiday pattern, for example for polling days or religious festivals. You'll need to refer to your specific school's website for the exact term dates.  

Check ​your school's website for specific holiday dates​​.

​2019-2020 recommended school holidays

Below is our recommended school holiday pattern for September 2019-August 2020​.​

Autumn term 2019-2020

There are 14 weeks in this school term.

​​Autumn term begins​​​​ ​Wednesday, 4 September 2019
​Autumn half term​​ ​Monday, 21 October 2019 - Friday, 25 October 2019 inclusive
Autumn term ends Thursday, 19 December 2019
​Christmas holiday​ ​Friday, 20 December 2019 - Friday, 3 January 2020 inclusive

Spring term 2019-2020

There are 12 weeks in this school term.

Spring term begins Monday, 6 January 2020
​Spring half term ​Monday, 24 February 2020 - Friday, 28 February 2020 inclusive
​Spring term ends Friday, 3 April 2020
​​Easter holiday​ Monday, 6 April 2020 - Friday, 17 April 2020 inclusive

Summer term 2019-2020

There are 12 weeks in this school term.

​​​​Summer term begin​s​​ Monday, 20 April 2020​
​Summer half term Monday, 25 May 2020 - Friday, 29 May 2020 inclusive​
Summer term ends ​Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Summer​ holiday​ ​Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - Monday, 31 August 2020 inclusive​


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