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Last updated 10 March 2014

School calendar for 2013/14

These are details of the London Borough of Waltham Forest Standard School Calendar for the academic year 2013-2014. Please note that these are the dates set by the local authority and do not include inset days, which are taken at the schools' discretion. For details of individual school holiday dates please contact the school. (schools list )

Autumn Term 2013 - (74 days)

Start - Monday 2 September 2013
End - Thursday 19 December 2013

Holidays
Half term - Monday 28 October - Friday 1 November
Christmas - Friday 20 December 2013 - Friday 3 January 2014
Recommended inset day - Monday 2 September 2013

Spring Term 2014 - (60 days)

Start - Monday 6 January 2014
End - Friday 4 April 2014

Holidays
Half Term - Monday 17 - Friday 21 February 2014
Spring Break - Monday 7 - Monday 21 April 2014
Good Friday - 18 April 2014
Easter Monday - 21 April 2014

Summer Term 2014 - (61 days)

Start - Tuesday 22 April 2014
End - Wednesday 23 July 2014

Holidays
Half Term - Monday 26  - Friday 30 May 2014 
Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 5 May 2014

This calendar gives a total of 195 days (190 pupil days plus five inset days).

Following consultation, the Council agreed that the school year calendar 2013/14 will not include fixed closures for these religious holidays:

  • Diwali - 3 November 2013
  • Guru Nanak - 7 November 2013
  • Eid - 28 July 2014

However, governing bodies may choose to close after consulting with their school communities.

School calendar for 2014/15

The Cabinet met on Tuesday 8 October 2013 and agreed the school year dates for academic year 2014/15.

School year calendar dates for Waltham Forest schools are set and agreed by the Cabinet on an annual basis after consulting with schools, professional associations and the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).

The school year dates for 2014/15 do not include any fixed closures for religious holidays, but governing bodies may choose to close for these after consulting with their school communities.

Autumn Term 2014

First Half (39 Days)
Start - Tuesday 2 September 2014
End -  Friday 24 October 2014

Half Term: Monday 27 October 2014 - Friday 31 October 2014

Second Half (35 Days)
Start - Monday 3 November 2014
End - Friday 19 December 2014

Spring Term 2015

First Half (30 Days)
Start - Monday 5 January 2015
End - Friday 13 February 2015

Half Term: Monday 16 February 2015 - Friday 20 February 2015

Second Half (29 Days)
Start - Monday 23 February 2015
End - Thursday 2 April 2015

Holidays
Good Friday - Friday 3 April 2015
Easter Monday - Monday 6 April 2015
Easter Holiday: -Tuesday 7 April 2015 - Friday 17 April 2015

Summer Term 2015

First Half (24 Days)
Start - Monday 20 April 2015
End - Friday 22 May 2015

Half Term: Monday 25 May 2015 - Friday 29 May 2015

Holidays
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 4 May 2015
Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 25 May 2015

Second Half (38 Days)
Start - Monday 1 June 2015
End -Wednesday 22 July 2015

This calendar gives a total of 195 days (190 pupil days plus 5 inset days). 

Past school calendars

We have archived for information only the school calendar for

Academic year 2010/11 (17KB PDF file)

Academic year 2011/12 (50KB PDF file)

Academic year 2012/13 (44KB PDF file)

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