School calendar for 2019-20 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 2019-20 between 23 May and 6 July 2018. The dates below have been agreed by Cabinet.
Autumn Term 2019
- Monday 2 September to Friday 20 December 2019
- Half Term: Monday 21 October to Friday 25 October 2019
- Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020
Spring Term 2020
- Monday 6 January 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020
- Half Term: Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020
- Easter Holiday Monday 6 April 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020
Summer Term 2020
• Monday 20 April 2020 to Monday 20 July 2020
• Half Term: Tuesday 26 May 2020 to Friday 29 May 2020
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 2019-20 (300KB).
Provisional dates for 2020-21 Click to get info
Local schools were consulted with on term dates for 2019-20 and 2020-21 between 23 May and 6 July 2018. The dates for 2020-21 have provisionally been agreed by cabinet. Please note, the dates for 2020-21, although provisionally agreed by Cabinet, are subject to final ratification (expected July 2019).
Please see a PDF version of the School term dates for 2020-21 (198KB)