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School term dates

Find school term dates for 2023/24 and 2024/25 here.

Dates for 2025/26 will be published in May 2024.

These term dates apply to community, voluntary controlled and special schools only.

Please note: Academy, foundation and voluntary aided schools set their own term dates and you should contact them for details.

2023 to 2024

2023

4th September - School opens for Autumn term.

27th October - School closes for Autumn half-term

6th November - School re-opens after Autumn half-term

22nd December - School closes for the end of Autumn term

2024

8th January - School opens for Spring term

9th February - School closes for Spring half-term

19th February - School re-opens after Spring half-term

22nd March - School closes for the end of Spring term

8th April - School opens for Summer term.

6th May - School closed: May Day

24th May - School closes for Summer half-term

3rd June - School re-opens after Summer half-term

22nd July - School closes for the end of Summer term

Important note

Of the 195 days, five are to be pupil occasional holidays:

  • One of these must be polling day, if schools are closed due to the elections.
  • Two of the five days may be disaggregated.

For more about this, please see: Holidays: term-time arrangements or contact the school: Search for schools.

Dates to remember

2024

  • Good Friday: 29th March.
  • Polling Day: Thursday 2nd May.
  • May Day: Monday 6th May.

2024 to 2025

2024

2nd September - School opens for Autumn term.

25th October - School closes for Autumn half-term

4th November - School re-opens after Autumn half-term

20th December - School closes for the end of Autumn term

2025

6th January - School opens for Spring term

14th February - School closes for Spring half-term

24th February - School re-opens after Spring half-term

4th April - School closes for the end of Spring term

22nd April - School opens for Summer term.

5th May - School closed: May Day

23th May - School closes for Summer half-term

2nd June - School re-opens after Summer half-term

22nd July - School closes for the end of Summer term

Important note

Of the 195 days, five are to be pupil occasional holidays:

  • One of these must be polling day, if schools are closed due to the elections.
  • Two of the five days may be disaggregated.

For more about this, please see: Holidays: term-time arrangements or contact the school: Search for schools.

Dates to remember

2025

  • Good Friday: 18th April.
  • May Day: Monday 5th May.

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