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School term and holiday dates

Term and holiday schedule for the academic year 2014 until 2015:

Autumn 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015

1 September - 24 October

(40 days)

5 January - 13 February

(30 days)

20 April - 22 May

(24 days)

Half term

27-31 October

Half term

16-20 February

Bank holiday - 4 May

Half term

25-29 May

3 November - 19 December

(35 days)

23 February - 2 April

(29 days)

1 June - 21 July (37 days)
Christmas holiday 20 December - 4 January Spring break / Easter holiday 3 April - 17 April Summer holiday 22 July - 31 August
Return to school: Tuesday 1 September 2015

Individual school holiday and term dates

For an individual school's term and holiday dates and their INSET days, please contact the school directly or check their website.

Standardised school year

Cheshire West and Chester Council recently consulted on adopting a standardised school year for its community and voluntary controlled schools. View the outcome of the consultation and the decision taken at Executive (4 July 2012): 

Executive took the decision to adopt a standardised school year and this was implemented from September 2013. The Authority also encourages foundation, voluntary aided and academy schools to follow the same dates, in the interests of consistency and forward planning for parents/carers across West Cheshire.

The principles of the standardised school year are as follows:

Further information