School term dates and holidays

Find school term dates, main and local holidays for this year and the next school year.

Next school holidays start on Monday, 1st April 2018. Pupils are back to school on Monday, 16th April 2018. Check if there are any local holidays affecting your child's school. 

View school terms dates, holidays or in-service days for each school term:

You can view school term date planner 2015-2020 (pdf 337KB) or add main school term dates to your calendar (ics 2KB).

You can also receive email alerts for unexpected closures.

Schools are also off during local holidays. These days are called occasional days and differ between schools and areas. View occasional days for 2017 to 2018 (pdf 136KB).

School term 2017 to 2018

Term 1

  • 21st August 2017 - in-service day  
  • 22nd August 2017 - start of term 1
  • 13th October 2017 - end of term 1
  • 16th to 27th October 2017 - October holiday

Term 2

  • 30th October 2017 - start of term 2
  • 13th and 14th November 2017 - in-service days
  • 22nd December 2017 - end of term 2
  • 25th December 2017 to 5th January 2018 - Christmas holiday 

Term 3

  • 8th January 2018 - start of term 3
  • 12th February 2018 - mid term holiday
  • 13th and 14th February 2018  - in-service day 
  • 29th March 2018 - end of term 3
  • 30th March to 13th April 2018 - Spring holiday 

Term 4

  • 16th April 2018 - start of term 4
  • 7th May 2018 - May Day holiday 
  • 6th July 2018 - end of term 3
  • 9th July 2018 to 17th August -  Summer holiday

School term 2018 to 2019

School term 2018 to 2019 starts on Tuesday, 21st August 2018.

Term 1

  • 20th August 2018 - in-service day
  • 21st August 2018 - start of term 1
  • 12th October 2018 - end of term 1
  • 15th to 26th October 2018 - October holiday

Term 2

  • 29th October 2018 - start of term 2
  • 12th and 13th November 2018 - in-service day
  • 21st December 2018 - end of term 2
  • 24th December 2018 to 4th January 2019 - Christmas holiday

Term 3

  • 7th January 2019 - start of term 3
  • 11th February 2019 - mid term holiday
  • 12th and 13th February 2019 - in-service day
  • 29th March 2019 - end of term 3
  • 1st to 12th April 2019 - Spring holiday

Term 4

  • 15th April 2019 - start of term 4
  • 19th April 2019 - Good Friday holiday
  • 6th May 2019 - May Day holiday
  • 5th July 2019 - end of term 4
  • 8th July 2018 to 16th August - Summer holiday

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