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School term and holiday dates

The local authority is responsible for setting dates for community and voluntary controlled schools. In the interests of consistency for families across the borough, we would recommend the adoption of these dates by voluntary aided, foundation, academy and free schools.

Term and holiday dates for the academic year 2019-2020

Autumn 2019

  • Monday 2 September - Friday 25 October (40 days)
  • Half term: Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November
  • Monday 4 November - Friday 20 December (35 days)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December – Friday 3 January

Spring 2020

  • Monday 6 January - Friday 14 February (30 days)
  • Half term: Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February
  • Monday 24 February – Friday 3 April (30 days)
  • Spring Break: Monday 6 April – Friday 17 April (which includes Easter bank holidays)

Summer 2020

  • Monday 20 April – Friday 22 May (24 days)
  • Bank holiday: Friday 8 May (to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day)
  • Half term: Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May
  • Monday 1 June – Monday 20 July (36 days)
  • Summer holiday: Tuesday 21 July – Monday 31 August

Return to school: Tuesday 1 September 2020 

The Education (School Day and School Year) (England) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999 No. 3181) requires schools to have at least 380 half-day sessions (190 days) in each school year, beginning with the first term to start after July. This is consistent with the 195 days a year required by a teacher's statutory conditions of service: the additional five days are for in-service training (known as INSET days).

The governing body of a school is responsible for setting five INSET days out of the school calendar.  The school should communicate this information to parents – via such channels as a letter and/or school newsletter and also publish it on the school website. They should also provide this information to their local authority.

  • It is recommended that all schools take Monday 20 July 2020 as an INSET day
  • Where schools have more than fifty percent of pupils from a neighbouring local authority (LA) they will be permitted to align their term and holiday dates with that LA
  • Voluntary controlled primary schools are permitted to align their dates with the aided secondary school for which they are a named feeder school

School term and holiday dates

 

Autumn 2020

  • Tuesday 1 September - Friday 23 October (39 days)
  • Half term: Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October
  • Monday 2 November - Friday 18 December (35 days)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 21 December - Friday 1 January

Spring 2021

  • Monday 4 January - Friday 12 February (30 days)
  • Half term: Monday 15 February - Friday 19 February
  • Monday 22 February - Thursday 1 April (29 days)
  • Spring break: Friday 2 April - Friday 16 April (includes Easter bank holidays)

Summer 2021

  • Monday 19 April - Friday 28 May (29 days)
  • Bank holiday: Monday 3 May
  • Half term: Monday 31 May - Friday 4 June
  • Monday 7 June - Wednesday 21 July (33 days)
  • Summer holiday: Thursday 22 July - Tuesday 31 August

Return to school: Wednesday 1 September 2021

 

Autumn 2021

  • Wednesday 1 September - Friday 22 October (38 days)
  • Half term: Monday 25 October - Friday 29 October
  • Monday 1 November - Friday 17 December (35 days)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 20 December - Monday 3 January

Spring 2022

  • Tuesday 4 January - Friday 18 February (34 days)
  • Half term: Monday 21 February - Friday 25 February
  • Monday 28 February - Friday 1 April (25 days)
  • Spring break: Monday 4 April - Monday 18 April (includes Easter bank holidays)

Summer 2022

  • Tuesday 19 April - Friday 27 May (28 days)
  • Bank holiday: Monday 2 May
  • Half term: Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June
  • Monday 6 June - Friday 22 July (35 days)
  • Summer holiday: Monday 25 July - Friday 2 September

Return to school: Monday 5 September 2022

 

Autumn 2022

  • Thursday 1 September - Friday 21 October (37 days)
  • Half term: Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October
  • Monday 31 October - Friday 16 December (35 days)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 19 December - Monday 2 January

Spring 2023

  • Tuesday 3 January - Friday 17 February (34 days)
  • Half term: Monday 20 February - Friday 24 February
  • Monday 27 February - Friday 31 March (25 days)
  • Spring break: Monday 3 April - Monday 14 April (includes Easter bank holidays)

Summer 2023

  • Monday 17 April - Friday 26 May (29 days)
  • Bank holiday: Monday 1 May
  • Half term: Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June
  • Monday 5 June - Friday 21 July (35 days)
  • Summer holiday: Monday 24 July - Friday 1 September

Return to school: Monday 4 September 2023

 

Autumn 2023

  • Monday 4 September - Friday 20 October (35 days)
  • Half term: Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October
  • Monday 30 October - Friday 15 December (35 days)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 18 December - Monday 1 January

Spring 2024

  • Tuesday 2 January - Friday 16 February (34 days)
  • Half term: Monday 19 February - Friday 23 February
  • Monday 26 February - Thursday 28 March (24 days)
  • Spring break: Monday 1 April - Monday 12 April (includes Easter bank holiday)

Summer 2024

  • Monday 15 April - Friday 24 May (29 days)
  • Bank holiday: Monday 6 May
  • Half term: Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May
  • Monday 3 June - Wednesday 24 July (38 days)
  • Summer holiday: Thursday 25 July - Friday 30 August

Return to school: Monday 2 September 2024

 

Autumn 2024

  • Monday 2 September - Friday 18 October (35 days)
  • Half term: Monday 21 October - Friday 25 October
  • Monday 28 October - Friday 20 December (40 days)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December - Friday 3 January

Spring 2025

  • Monday 6 January - Friday 14 February (30 days)
  • Half term: Monday 17 February - Friday 21 February
  • Monday 24 February - Friday 4 April (30 days)
  • Spring break: Monday 7 April - Monday 21 April (inlcudes Easter bank holiday)

Summer 2025

  • Tuesday 22 April - Friday 23 May (23 days)
  • Bank holiday: Monday 5 May
  • Half term: Monday 26 May - Friday 30 May
  • Monday 2 June - Tuesday 22 July (37 days)
  • Summer holiday: Wednesday 23 July - Friday 29 August

Return to school: Monday 1 September 2025

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