The term dates for voluntary aided schools and academies are set by their governing bodies. However, these schools have been asked to consider setting the same or similar dates to those agreed for community schools.
Autumn Term 2017
First day of term: Inset Day- School Closed for Children : Monday 4th September 2017
Second day of term: Inset Day- School Closed for Children : Monday 5th September 2017
Reception to Y6 Children Return: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Nursery Children start: 11th September 2017
Half term: Monday 23 October 2017 to Friday 27 October 2017
Last day of term: Thursday 21 December 2017
Spring Term 2018
First day of term: Inset Day- School Closed for Children: Wednesday 3 January 2018
Children Return: Thursday 4th January 2018
Half term: Monday 12 February 2018 to Friday 16 February 2018
Last day of term: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Summer Term 2018
First day if Term: Monday, 16 April 2018
Half term: Monday 28 May 2017 to Friday 1 June 2018
Last day of term: Friday 20th July 2018
The above sets out dates for 195 days. Pupils are to be released for a further four days for the purpose of teachers’ staff development (INSET).
Academies, free schools and voluntary-aided schools are able to set their own dates but have been asked to set the same or similar dates in the interest of parents who may have children at different schools.