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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 (9 KB)

Summer Term 2021

Term starts: Monday 19 April

May Day: Monday 3 May

Half term: Monday 31 May - Friday 4 June

Term ends: Wednesday 21 July

Holiday: Thursday 22 July - Tuesday 31 August 

Autumn Term 2021

Inset day: Wednesday 1 September

Term Starts: Thursday 2 September

Half Term: Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October

Term ends: Friday 17 December

Holiday: Monday 20 December – Monday 3 January

Spring Term 2022

Term Starts: Tuesday 4 January

Half Term: Monday 21 February – Friday 25 February

Term ends: Friday 8 April

Holiday: Monday 11 April – Friday 22 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 17 April 

Summer Term 2022

Term starts: Monday 25 April

May Day: Monday 2 May

Half Term: Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June

Term ends: Wednesday 20 July

Holiday: Thursday 21 July – Friday 2 September

The previously published last day of term for 2022 was 21 July 2022. This has been altered to 20 July 2022 to take into account the celebrations for the Queens Jubilee.

Autumn Term 2022

Inset day: Monday 5 September

Term starts: Tuesday 6 September

Holiday: Monday 24 October – Friday 28 October

Term ends: Friday 16 December

Holiday: Monday 19 December – Monday 2 January

Spring Term 2023

Term starts: Tuesday 3 January

Holiday: Monday 20 February – Friday 24 February

Term ends: Friday 31 March 

Holiday: Monday 3 April – Friday 14 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 9 April

Summer Term 2023

Term starts: Monday 17 April

May Day: Monday 1 May

Holiday: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June

Term ends: Tuesday 25 July

Holiday: Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September

Autumn Term 2023

Inset day: Monday 4 September

Term starts: Tuesday 5 September

Holiday: Monday 30 October - Friday 3 November

Term ends: Friday 22 December

Holiday: Monday 25 December - Friday 5 January

Spring Term 2024

Term Starts: Monday 8 January

Holiday: Monday 12 February – Friday 16 February

Term Ends: Friday 22 March

Holiday: Monday 25 March – Friday 5 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 31 March

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

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 (9 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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