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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​​.

​​2018-2019 recommended school holidays

Below is our recommended school holiday pattern for September 2018-August 2019​.​

Autumn term 2018-2019

There are 14 weeks in this school term.

​​Autumn term begins​​​​ ​Wednesday, 5 September 2018
​Autumn half term​​ ​Monday, 22 October 2018 - Friday, 26 October 2018 inclusive
Autumn term ends Wednesday, 19 December 2018
​Christmas holiday​ ​Thursday, 20 December 2018 - Wednesday, 2 January 2019 inclusive

Spring term 2018-2019

There are 12 weeks in this school term.

Spring term begins ​Thursday, 3 January 2019
​Spring half term ​Monday, 18 February 2019 - Friday, 22 February 2019 inclusive
​Spring term ends Friday, 5 April 2019
​​Easter holiday​ Monday, 8 April 2019 - Monday, 22 April 2019 inclusive

Summer term 2018-2019

There are 12 weeks in this school term.

​​​​Summer term begin​s​​ ​​​​​Tuesday, 23​ April 2019​
​Summer half term Monday, 27 May 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 inclusive​
Summer term ends ​Friday, 19 July 2019
Summer​ holiday​ ​Monday, 22 July 2019 - Friday, 30 August 2019 inclusive​


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