uk school year
The British Academic Year runs from September to July and is split into three terms, with a one or two week half-term holiday in the middle of each. Each area will have slightly different term times, but approximate dates are listed below. Click here to check exact holiday dates for your area. Term dates are different in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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These are the dates for most state schools in Bristol, but academies and voluntary aided schools dates may be different so please check with them.
There are 195 school days in a year.
These dates are for community and voluntary controlled schools in Essex.
Schools may vary their staff training (INSET) days – you should check with your school when these days will take place during term time.
These dates are for community schools in the borough. Academy, voluntary aided and foundation schools may have different school term and holiday dates.
Last updated 9 September 2020
Terms dates may differ for voluntary aided schools and schools with Trust or Academy status, as these schools are able to set their own calendar. You’ll be able to get further information by contacting the individual school.