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 (349 KB)
Summer Term 2023
Term starts: Monday 17 April
May Day: Monday 1 May
Coronation of King Charles III: Monday 8 May (additional Bank Holiday)
Holiday: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June
Term ends: Tuesday 25 July
Holiday: Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September
Bank Holiday for The King’s Coronation Monday 8 May 2023
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
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 – Friday 28 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.
The Department for Education and Skills has examinations information as well as links to awarding bodies.
iCal calendar file
The School Term Dates Calendar (349 KB) file can be imported into Outlook and other calendar applications.
How do I view the file in Outlook?
- Click on the file link above, and select "Save".
- Save the file to a location on your PC.
- Open Outlook and choose "File" and then "Import and Export…"
- Then choose "Import an iCalendar (.ics) file" and locate the file.
- 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.
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.