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School term and holiday dates

Term and holiday schedule for the academic year 2015 until 2016:

Autumn 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016

1 September - 23 October

(39 days)

4 January - 12 February

(30 days)

18 April - 27 May

(29 days)

Half term

26-30 October

Half term

15 - 19 February

Bank holiday - 2 May

Half term

30 May - 3 June

2 November - 18 December

(35 days)

22 February - 1 April

(28 days)

6 June - 21 July (34 days)
Christmas holiday 19 December - 3 January Easter bank holidays - 25 March and 28 March
Spring break 4 - 15 April
Summer holiday 22 July - 2 September
Return to school: Monday 5 September 2016

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.

Deregulation Act - March 2015

You may be aware that during the last year there was a Deregulation Bill being progressed through Parliament, which proposed that all schools, regardless of category, would have the ability to determine their own term dates.  The Bill has now become an Act, after receiving Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. 

However, following recent liaison between the Local Authority and head teacher colleagues, it is hoped that the agreed dates, up until summer 2019, will be adopted by all schools in order to ensure consistency for our families.

Standardised school year

Cheshire West and Chester Council recently consulted on adopting a standardised school year and this was implemented from September 2013.

The principles of the standardised school year are as follows:

Further information