Term dates and school holidays in Buckinghamshire

This School Year (2020-21)

Autumn Term 2020

Starts Wednesday 2 September
Half term 26 October to 30 October
Ends Friday 18 December

Spring term 2021

Starts Tuesday 5 January
Half term 15 February to 19 February
Ends Thursday 1 April

Summer term 2021

Starts Monday 19 April
Half term 31 May to 4 June
Ends Wednesday 21 July

Recommended in-service training days for teachers:

  • Tuesday 2 September 2020
  • Monday 4 January 2021
  • The 3 additional in-service training days will be decided by each school

Transition dates

Tuesday 6 July 2021 and Wednesday 7 July 2021

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.


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School term dates (PDF) 2020-2021

School term dates (PDF) 2021-2022

School term dates (PDF) 2022-2023

Last updated: 09 April 2021

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