Term dates 2026 to 2027

School terms and holiday dates are shown here for the school year beginning in September 2026. These dates apply to all community nursery, primary, secondary and special schools.

In 2026/27 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 one

Term time: Wednesday 2 September to Friday 23 October 2026.

Half-term holiday: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2026.

Term two

Term time: Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December 2026.

Christmas and New Year holiday: Monday 21 December 2026 to Friday 1 January 2027.

Term three

Term time: Monday 4 January to Friday 12 February 2027.

Half-term holiday: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2027.

Term four

Term time: Monday 22 February to Thursday 25 March 2027.

Easter holiday: Friday 26 March to Friday 9 April 2027.

Term five

Term time: Monday 12 April to Friday 28 May 2027 (except May Day bank holiday on 3 May 2027).

Half-term holiday: Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June 2027 (spring bank holiday on 31 May).

Term six

Term time: Monday 7 June to Thursday 22 July 2027.