School calendar for 2020-21 Click to get info
The Council holds a statutory duty to set school term dates and holiday dates in its area.
Governing bodies of foundation, voluntary aided and foundation special schools are able to set their own term dates but they usually choose to adopt the same dates as the Local authority, however families are recommended to contact their school directly to confirm this.
Local schools were consulted with on term dates for 2020-21 between 12 June and 25 July 2019. The dates below have been agreed by Cabinet.
Autumn Term 2020
- Wednesday 2 September to Friday 18 December 2020
- Half Term: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2020
- Christmas holiday: Monday 21December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021
Spring Term 2021
- Monday 4 January 2021 to Thursday 1 April 2021
- Half Term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2021
- Easter Holiday Friday 2 April 2021 to Friday 16 April 2021
Summer Term 2020
- Monday 19 April 2021 to Thursday 22 July 2021
- Half Term: Tuesday 1 June to Friday 4 June 2021
This calendar gives a total of 195 days. A maximum of 5 staff development (INSET) days can be deducted by the School Governing Body to ensure that schools meet their statutory obligation to open for 190 pupil days.
Schools retain the option to vary the standard school year by closing to allow celebration of up to three religious festivals that occur on a weekday in term time after consulting with their local school communities. Provision must be made elsewhere in the school year to ensure that the school is open for the statutory number of days to pupils.
Parents are strongly advised to check with their child’s school before making any holiday arrangements or other commitments.
Please see a PDF version of the School term date for 2020-21 (300KB).
Provisional dates for 2021-22 Click to get info
Local schools were consulted with on term dates for 2020-21 and 2021-22 between 12 June and 25 July 2019. The dates for 2021-22 have provisionally been agreed by cabinet. Please note, the dates for 2021-22, although provisionally agreed by Cabinet, are subject to final ratification (expected July 2020).
Please see a PDF version of the School term dates for 20121-22 (198KB)
Contact Click to get info
Waltham Forest Town Hall Forest Road Walthamstow
Telephone: 020 8496 3000