Recommended school term and holiday dates for community, voluntary controlled and community special schools are set out below. These dates do not apply to Academies or voluntary aided and free schools. You should always check with your child's school before making holiday commitments.

School term and holiday dates for 2016 to 2017

Term Dates Days
Autumn term 2016 Monday 5 September to Friday 21 October 35
  Half term Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October  
  Monday 31 October to Wednesday 21 December 38
Spring term 2017 Tuesday 3 January to Friday 10 February 29
  Half term Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February  
  Monday 20 February to Friday 31 March  (Good Friday 14 April, Easter Monday 17 April)   30
Summer term 2017 Tuesday 18 April to Friday 26 May (excluding public holiday 1 May) 28
  Half term Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June (Bank holiday 29 May)  
  Monday 5 June to Friday 21 July 35

School term and holiday dates for 2017 to 2018

Term Dates Days
Autumn term 2017 Monday 4 September to Friday 20 October 35
  Half term Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October  
  Monday 30 October to Wednesday 20 December 38
Spring term 2018 Tuesday 2 January to Friday 9 February 29
  Half term Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February  
  Monday 19 February to Thursday 29 March 29
Summer term 2018 Monday 16 April to Friday 25 May (excluding public holiday 7 May) 29
  Half term Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June  
  Monday 4 June to Friday 20 July 35

 School term and holiday dates for 2018 to 2019

Term Dates Days
Autumn term 2018 Monday 3 September to Friday 19 October 35
  Half term Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October  
  Monday 29 October to Friday 21 December 40
  School holiday Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January  
Spring term 2019 Monday 7 January to Friday 15 February 30
  Half term Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February  
  Monday 25 February to Friday 5 April 30
  School holiday Monday 8 April to Monday 22 April  
Summer term 2019 Tuesday 23 April to Friday 24 May (excluding public holiday 6 May) 23
  Half term Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May  
  Monday 3 June to Tuesday 23 July 37