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Term dates and school holidays in Buckinghamshire

This School Year (2018-19)

Autumn Term 2018

Starts Thursday 6 September
Half term 22 October to 26 October
Ends Wednesday 19 December

Spring term 2019

Starts Thursday 3 January
Half term 18 February to 22 February
Ends Friday 5 April

Summer term 2019

Starts Wednesday 24 April
Half term 27 May to 31 May
Ends Wednesday 24 July

Recommended in-service training days for teachers:

  • Wednesday 5 September 2018
  • Wednesday 2 January 2019
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019
  • The 2 additional in-service training days will be decided by each school

Transition dates

Tuesday 2 July 2019 and Wednesday 3 July 2019

Transition dates are proposed dates only. Individual school's date/s may vary, please check individual school websites for details. It's suggested that schools wishing to offer only one transition day use the first Tuesday of the month as their preferred option, this is to ensure consistency across the county.

Exceptions for academy, voluntary aided, and foundation schools

Academy schools, voluntary aided schools, and foundation schools are responsible for setting their own term dates, this includes inset dates (training days).

Most schools aim to keep consistencies across the county as far as possible. We strongly recommend that parents check the published dates on the school's website.


Download term dates 

School term dates (PDF) 2018-2019

School term dates (PDF) 2019-2020

School term dates (PDF) 2020-2021


Last updated: 25 June 2019

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