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

Spring Term 2018  
Open Monday 8 January 2018 to Friday 16 February
Half-term Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February
Open Monday 26 February to Thursday 29 March
Spring Break Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April
Summer Term 2018  
Open Monday 16 April to Friday 25 May
May Bank Holiday Monday 7 May
Half-term Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June
Open Monday 4 June to Tuesday 24 July
Autumn Term 2018  
Open Monday 3 September to Friday 19 October
Half-term Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October
Open Monday 29 October to Friday 21 December
Christmas Holiday Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January
Spring Term 2019  
Open Monday 7 January to Friday 15 February
Half-term Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February
Open Monday 25 February to Friday 29 March
Spring Break Monday 1 April to Friday 12 April
Summer Term 2019  
Open Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May
Easter Bank Holidays Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
May Bank Holiday Monday 6 May
Half-term Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
Open Monday 3 June to Wednesday 24 July
Autumn Term 2019  
Open Monday 2 September to Friday 25 October
Half-term Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November
Open Monday 4 November to Friday 20 December
Christmas Holiday Monday 23 December to Friday 3 January
Spring Term 2020  
Open Monday 6 January to Friday 14 February
Half-term Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February
Open Monday 24 February to Friday 3 April
Spring Break Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April
Summer Term 2020  
Open Monday 20 April to Friday 22 May
May Bank Holiday Monday 4 May
Half-term Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May
Open Monday 1 June to Monday 20 July

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