These term dates are only for maintained schools (a school run by the council). Term dates and holiday dates may be different for academies, voluntary aided schools, or Foundation Special schools. This is because the school's governing body or trust board are responsible for setting the school's term dates.
Please contact your school or check their website to be certain of your school's term dates as they may be different from these.
School term dates 2023/2024
- Term one: Monday 4 September 2023 to Friday 27 October 2023
- October half term: Monday 30 October 2023 to Friday 3 November 2023
- Term two: Monday 6 November 2023 to Friday 22 December 2023
- Christmas holiday: Monday 25 December 2023 to Friday 5 January 2024
- Term three: Monday 8 January 2024 to Friday 9 February 2024
- February half term: Monday 12 February 2024 to Friday 16 February 2024
- Term four: Monday 19 February 2024 to Friday 22 March 2024
- Easter holiday: Monday 25 March 2024 to Friday 5 April 2024
- Term five: Monday 8 April 2024 to Friday 24 May 2024
- May half term: Monday 27 May 2024 to Friday 31 May 2024
- Term six: Monday 3 June 2024 to Monday 22 July 2024
You can see a full list of Bank Holidays on the government website.
Professional development (PD) days
Up to five days per school year will be used as professional development days (PD days) for staff. On those days, pupils will not attend school.
Each school is responsible for deciding when their PD days will be. The school will then let parents know these dates. We don't publish dates of PD days for schools.