Check your exact term and holiday dates with your school
Every year, schools are required to choose 3 days during term time to set aside for staff training which students don't attend.
We also allow schools to change up to 2 days of our recommended holiday pattern, for example for polling days or religious festivals. You'll need to refer to your specific school's website for the exact term dates.
Check your school's website for specific holiday dates.
2018-2019 recommended school holidays
Below is our recommended school holiday pattern for September 2018-August 2019.
Autumn term 2018-2019
|Autumn term begins ||Wednesday, 5 September 2018|
|Autumn half term ||Monday, 22 October 2018 - Friday, 26 October 2018 inclusive|
|Autumn term ends ||Wednesday, 19 December 2018|
|Christmas holiday ||Thursday, 20 December 2018 - Wednesday, 2 January 2019 inclusive|
Spring term 2018-2019
|Spring term begins ||Thursday, 3 January 2019|
|Spring half term ||Monday, 18 February 2019 - Friday, 22 February 2019 inclusive|
|Spring term ends ||Friday, 5 April 2019|
|Easter holiday ||Monday, 8 April 2019 - Monday, 22 April 2019 inclusive|
Summer term 2018-2019
|Summer term begins ||Tuesday, 23 April 2019|
|Summer half term ||Monday, 27 May 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 inclusive|
|Summer term ends ||Friday, 19 July 2019|
|Summer holiday ||Monday, 22 July 2019 - Friday, 30 August 2019 inclusive|