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School holidays and term dates

Inset Days and School Closures

Please note: Any fixed inset days that apply to all schools are on this page. Schools also have 4 extra inset days per year and the dates can differ. Check your inset days by using the school closures list or by contacting your school.

Term dates are set on the basis of 195 days and inset days should be allocated from within the agreed dates. 

Download the latest term dates iCal Calendar file (586 KB)

Summer Term 2024

Term Starts: Monday 8 April

May Day: Monday 6 May

Holiday: Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May  

Term Ends: Monday 22 July  

Holiday: Tuesday 23 July – Friday 30 August

Autumn Term 2024

Inset day: Monday 2 September

Term Starts: Tuesday 3 September

Holiday: Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November 

Term Ends: Friday 20 December

Holiday: Monday 23 December – Friday 3 January

Monday, 2 September 2024 will be fixed as an inset day and the other four days are to be identified by schools. Schools will be encouraged to set Monday, 21 July 2025 as an inset day but closed in lieu of twilight training.

Spring Term 2025

Term Starts: Monday 6 January

Holiday: Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February

Term Ends: Friday 11 April

Holiday: Monday 14 April – Friday 25 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 20 April

Summer Term 2025

Term Starts: Monday 28 April

May Day: Monday 5 May

Holiday: Monday 26 May – Friday 30 May

Term Ends: Monday 21 July

Holiday: Tuesday 22 July  – Friday 29 August

Autumn Term 2025

Inset day: Monday 1 September

Term Starts: Tuesday 2 September

Holiday: Monday 27 October – Friday 31 October 

Term Ends: Friday 19 December

Holiday: Monday 22 December – Friday 2 January

Monday, 1 September 2025 will be fixed as an inset day and the other four inset days are to be identified by schools. Schools will be encouraged to set Monday, 20 July as an inset day but closed in lieu of twilight training.

Spring Term 2026

Term Starts: Monday 5 January

Holiday: Monday 16 February – Friday 20 February

Term Ends: Friday 27 March

Holiday: Monday 30 March – Friday 10 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 5 April

Summer Term 2026

Term Starts: Monday 13 April

May Day: Monday 4 May

Holiday: Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May

Term Ends: Monday 20 July

Holiday: Tuesday 21 July  – Monday 31 August


Tuesday, 1 September 2026 will be fixed as an inset day and the other four days are to be identified by schools.

Autumn Term 2026

Inset day: Tuesday 1 September

Term Starts: Wednesday 3 September

Holiday: Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October                   

Term Ends: Friday 18 December 

Holiday: Monday 21 December – Friday 1 January                 


Spring Term 2027

Term Starts: Monday 4 January

Holiday: Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February                

Term Ends: Thursday 25 March      

Holiday: Tuesday 30 March – Friday 9 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 28 March  


Summer Term 2027

Term Starts: Monday 12 April

May Day: Monday 3 May

Holiday: Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June           

Term Ends: Wednesday 21 July                           

Holiday: Thursday 22 July – Friday 3 September


Academies, free schools, foundation schools and voluntary aided schools

The dates above only apply to community, voluntary controlled, community special and maintained nursery schools in Staffordshire.

Other types of schools have freedom over their school terms and holiday dates.

They are encouraged to accept the dates set by us but they are not required to. You should contact your school for confirmation of term dates.

Exam Dates

The Department for Education and Skills has examinations information as well as links to awarding bodies.



iCal calendar file

The School Term Dates Calendar (586 KB) file can be imported into Outlook and other calendar applications.

How do I view the file in Outlook?

  1. Click on the file link above, and select "Save".
  2. Save the file to a location on your PC.
  3. Open Outlook and choose "File" and then "Import and Export…"
  4. Then choose "Import an iCalendar (.ics) file" and locate the file.
  5. Choose 'Import' to import these dates into your main calendar, or choose to ‘Open as New’ if you don’t want this to be added to your main calendar.

The file can also be imported into other products as well as Outlook, such as Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Lotus Notes, etc.

Google Calendar View

The calendar is also available to view using the Google Calendar application. This will open in your browser and is an alternative to downloading the iCal file.



Printable calendars

Please find below printable academic calendars to ensure you are kept up to date with your child's holidays.

Please note: Schools have different training and inset dates. Please contact your child's school for more information.

You can get contact details for your school, as well as information on how well your child's school is doing, using our online school search and compare pages. 

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