School term dates

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1. 2016 - 2017 term dates

Terms dates may differ for voluntary aided schools and schools with Trust or Academy status, as these schools are able to set their own calendar. You will be able to get further information by contacting the individual school.

Autumn Term 2016

  • Term starts: Thursday 1st September
  • Half term holiday: Monday 24th to Friday 28th October
  • Term ends: Friday 23rd December

Spring Term 2017

  • Term starts: Monday 9th January
  • Half term holiday: Monday 20th to Friday 24th February
  • Term ends: Friday 31st March
  • Good Friday: 14th April 2017
  • Easter Monday: 17th April 2017

Summer Term 2017

  • Term starts: Tuesday 18th April
  • May Day: Monday 1st May
  • Half term holiday for primary: Monday 29th May to Friday 9th June
  • Half term holiday for secondary: Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June
  • Term ends for primary: Friday 28th July
  • Term ends for secondary: Friday 21st July

Schools also have up to 5 days per academic year for staff training. Individual schools will notify parents of when these days will be taken and children will not be in school.

You can also view the In-Service Training (INSET) days for the 2016-17 academic year below.