School term dates
Term dates 2016 to 2017
School terms and holiday dates are shown here for the school year beginning in September 2016. These dates apply to all community and voluntary controlled nursery, primary, secondary and special schools.
In 2016/17 pupils should attend for 190 days (or 380 half sessions).
Schools which close for local elections are required to extend the summer term or coincide it with an 'inset' day.
Academies, free and voluntary aided schools have similar dates, but it is recommended that you check with individual schools.
Term time: Monday 5 September to Friday 21 October 2016.
Half-term holiday: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 2016.
Term time: Monday 31 October to Wednesday 21 December 2016.
Christmas and New Year holiday: Thursday 22 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017.
Term time: Tuesday 3 January to Friday 10 February 2017.
Half-term holiday: Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February 2017.
Term time: Monday 20 February to Friday 31 March 2017.
Easter holiday: Monday 3 April to Monday 17 April 2017.
Term time: Tuesday 18 April to Friday 26 May 2017 (except May Day Bank Holiday on 1 May).
Half-term holiday: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2017 (spring Bank Holiday on 29 May).
Term time: Monday 5 June to Friday 21 July 2017.