School term and holiday dates
School year 2017 to 2018
For this year all council-run community schools, academies, free schools and voluntary aided schools in the city follow these dates.
- Term starts on Monday 4 September
- Half term is from Monday 16 October to Friday 27 October
- Term ends on Wednesday 20 December
- Term starts on Tuesday 2 January
- Half term is from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February
- Term ends on Thursday 29 March
- Term starts on Thursday 12 April
- Half term is from Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June
- Term ends on Tuesday 24 July
School year 2018 to 2019
For this year only community council-run schools follow these term dates.
- Term starts on Tuesday 4 September
- Half term is from Monday 22 October to Friday 2 November
- Term ends on Wednesday 19 December
- Term starts on Thursday 3 January
- Half term is from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February
- Term ends on Tuesday 9 April
- Term starts on Tuesday 23 April
- Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
- Friday 26 July
If your child goes to, or will be going to, an academy, free school or voluntary aided school please ask the school for term dates.
These schools have a one week autumn term from 22 October to 26 October:
- Cardinal Newman Catholic School
- Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School
- King’s School
- St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School
- St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School
- St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
- St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School
- St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Teacher training days
Schools are also closed for 5 staff training days each school year, called inset days.
Check with your child's school when the inset days will be.