School calendar for 2018-19 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 2018-19 between 21 April to 9 June 2017. The dates below have been agreed by Cabinet.
Autumn Term 2018
- Monday 3 September to Friday 21 December 2018
- Half Term: Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October 2018
- Christmas holiday: Monday 24 December 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019
Spring Term 2019
- Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 5 April 2019
- Half Term: Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019
- Easter Holiday Monday 8 April 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019
Summer Term 2019
• Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Tuesday 23 July 2019
• Half Term: Tuesday 28 May 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019
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 2018-19 (300KB).
Provisional dates for 2019-20 Click to get info
Local schools were consulted with on term dates for 2018-19 and 2019-20 between 1 April and 9 June 2017. The dates for 2019-20 have provisionally been agreed by cabinet. Please note, the provisional dates for 2019-20, although provisionally agreed by Cabinet, are subject to final ratification (expected July 2018).
Please see a PDF version of the School term dates for 2019-2020 (198KB)