School term and holiday dates

Check the term dates and holiday dates for community schools in the city, maintained by the council.

School year 2019 to 2020

These dates apply to community schools in the city, maintained by the council. 

They may not apply to academies, free schools, sixth form colleges, further education colleges and schools in the independent sector. 

Autumn 2019

  • Term starts on Thursday 5 September
  • Half term is from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November
  • Term ends on Friday 20 December

Spring 2020

  • Term starts on Monday 6 January
  • Half term is from Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February
  • Term ends on Friday 3 April

Summer 2020

  • Term starts on Monday 20 April
  • Half term is from Tuesday 26 May to Friday 29 May
  • Term ends on Wednesday 22 July

Download the school term calendar for 2019 to 2020 (PDF 96KB)

School year 2020 to 2021

Autumn 2020

  • Term starts on Friday 4 September
  • Half term is from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October
  • Term ends on Friday 18 December

Spring 2021

  • Term starts on Monday 4 January
  • Half term is from Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
  • Term ends on Thursday 1 April

Summer 2021

  • Term starts on Monday 19 April
  • Half term is from Tuesday 1 June to Friday 4 June
  • Term ends on Friday 23 July

Download the school term calendar for 2020 to 2021 (PDF 98KB)

Five days are allowed for in-service training (INSET) for staff. These are published on individual school websites.