Determined school term and holiday dates 2018 - 19

School term and holiday dates for the 2018 - 19 academic year

The following are the recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools. Please note that schools have the autonomy to determine their own term dates.

The School Admissions Team will continue to consult on and determine recommended dates, as outlined below, but schools are now able to vary these dates as they see fit. You are advised to contact your child’s school directly to confirm their term dates.

You can download the information about determined school term and holiday dates 2018 - 19 or view the information below by clicking on the term link.

Determined school term and holiday dates 2018-19

Autumn Term     

  • Autumn term part 1 - Monday 3 September - Friday 19 October 2018 (35 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 22 October - Friday 26 October 2018
  • Autumn term part 2 - Monday 29 October – Friday 21 December 2018 (40 days)
  • Christmas break - Monday 24 December 2018 - Friday 4 January 2019

Spring Term            

  • Spring term part 1 - Monday 7 January - Friday 15 February 2019 (30 days)
  • Half-term - Monday 18 February - Friday 22 February 2019                   
  • Spring term part 2 - Monday 25 February - Friday 5 April 2019 (30 days)
  • Easter break - Monday 8 April - Monday 22 April 2019 (Easter weekend 19 - 22 April 2019)

Summer Term

  • Summer term part 1 - Tuesday 23 April - Friday 24 May 2019 (23 days - May Day Bank Holiday will be taken on 6 May 2019)
  • Half-term - Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May 2019 (Spring Bank Holiday will be taken on 27 May 2019)
  • Summer term part 2 - Monday 3 June - Tuesday 23 July 2019 (37 days)
  • Summer break - Wednesday 24 July 2019 onwards

 Public Holidays         

  • Christmas Day - Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Boxing Day - Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • New Year’s Day - Tuesday 1 January 2019
  • Good Friday - Friday 19 April 2019
  • Easter Monday - Monday 22 April 2019
  • May Day Bank Holiday - Monday 6 May 2019
  • Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 27 May 2019
  • August Bank Holiday - Monday 26 August 2019.

The dates show schools being open for 195 days. From these, five staff training dates are to be determined by the school’s governing body. Some governing bodies may choose to hold staff training at ‘twilight sessions’ after the school day and to extend the school holiday for staff. Schools which close for local elections are required to extend the summer term or coincide it with an 'inset' day.

Recommended common transition day for Year 6 pupils to visit the secondary school that they will be attending

  • For pupils starting secondary school September 2019 – Wednesday 3 July 2019