INSET days

In addition to the dates listed below, each school will also close for five INSET days during the year. Please contact the school directly to find out when these INSET days will take place. 

View the rules on taking holidays during term time

Summer Term 2017 
OpenTuesday 18 April to Friday 26 May
May Day Bank HolidayMonday 1 May
Half-termMonday 29 May to Friday 2 June
OpenMonday 5 June to Tuesday 25 July
Autumn Term 2017 
OpenMonday 4 September to Friday 20 October
Half-termMonday 23 October to Friday 27 October
OpenMonday 30 October to Friday 22 December
Christmas HolidayMonday 25 December to Friday 5th January
Spring Term 2018 
OpenMonday 8 January 2018 to Friday 16 February
Half-termMonday 19 February to Friday 23 February
OpenMonday 26 February to Thursday 29 March
Spring BreakFriday 30 March to Friday 13 April
Summer Term 2018 
OpenMonday 16 April to Friday 25 May
May Day Bank HolidayMonday 7 May
Half-termMonday 28 May to Friday 1 June
OpenMonday 4 June 2018 to Tuesday 24 July
Autumn Term 2018 
OpenMonday 3 September to Friday 19 October
Half-termMonday 22 October to Friday 26 October
OpenMonday 29 October to Friday 21 December
Christmas HolidayMonday 24 December to Friday 4 January
Spring Term 2019 
OpenMonday 7 January to Friday 15 February
Half-termMonday 18 February to Friday 22 February
OpenMonday 25 February to Thursday 29 March
Spring BreakMonday 1 April to Friday 12 April
Summer Term 2019 
OpenMonday 15 April to Friday 24 May
Easter Bank HolidaysFriday 19 April to Monday 22 April
May Bank HolidayMonday 6 May
Half-termMonday 27 May - Friday 31 May
OpenMonday 3 June to Wednesday 24 July
Autumn Term 2019 
OpenMonday 2 September

Guidelines for setting school term dates

The council, along with neighbouring authorities, has set out the following principles for school term dates:

  • all terms start on a Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday)
  • October half term is always the last full week in October
  • a break covering Christmas and New Year
  • February half term will always be the third full week in February
  • Easter break is renamed the Spring Break and will always be the first two full weeks in April
  • Easter will always be observed via the Bank Holidays for Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Whitsun half term break will be one week
  • where a school is open for a part-week this will be for a minimum of three days to encourage attendance
  • the five INSET days are to be designated by the individual School Governing Body, but there will be no more than two days in any one term set consecutively