School Term Dates and Holidays 2016/17
School term dates and holidays for primary, secondary and special schools.
Some academies may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with academies directly.
Autumn term 2016
- Term starts: Monday 5 September 2016
- Half term holiday: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 2016
- Term ends: Friday 16 December 2016
- Christmas holiday: Monday 19 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017
Spring term 2017
- Term starts: Tuesday 3 January 2017
- Half term holiday: Monday 20 February to Friday 24 February 2017
- Term ends: Friday 7 April 2017
- Easter holiday: Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017
Summer term 2017
- Term starts: Monday 24 April 2017
- Bank holiday: Monday 1 May 2017
- Half term holiday: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2017
- Term ends: Tuesday 25 July 2017
- Summer holiday: From Wednesday 26 July 2017
Your school will let you know about any teacher training days.
Holidays in Term Time
Please think carefully before booking a holiday in term time that will take your child out of school.
You should consider very seriously the potential impact on your child's education.
Statistics show that 10 days' absence in any academic year means pupils' learning suffers and they do worse in tests and exams.
Schools can now issue fines to parents who take their children out of school during term time.Remember that schools don't have to provide work for students taking holidays during term time, although some might do.