Term dates can vary between schools; please see note at the bottom of this page.
The summer holiday ends on
Autumn term 2016 starts .
- Half term week: to
- Autumn term ends: 20 December
Spring term 2017
- Starts: 5 January 2017
- Half term: 13 to 17 February 2017
- Ends: 31 March 2017
Summer term 2017
- Starts: 18 April 2017
- Half term: 29 May to 2 June 2017
- Ends: 21 July 2017
Schools will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2017.
Recommended in-service training days for teachers:
- Thursday 1 September 2016
- Friday 2 September 2016
- Wednesday 4 January 2017
- The 2 additional in-service training days will be decided by each school
Transition dates: Tuesday 4 July 2017 and Wednesday 5 July 2017.
These term dates apply to community and voluntary controlled schools only; academy schools, voluntary aided and foundation schools are responsible for setting their own dates, even though most schools aim to keep consistencies across the County as far as possible. There may also be variation in way schools are setting their Inset Dates (Training Days) as two are left to the discretion of the schools. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all parents check the terms dates their child’s school have published on the school’s own website in case they differ from the above dates.
The transition dates are proposed dates only and individual school’s date(s) may vary, please check individual school’s websites for details. It is strongly suggested that School wishing to offer only one Transition day use the first Tuesday of the Month as their preferred option to ensure consistency across the County.