School Holidays & Term Dates

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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. Monday, 3 September 2018 is already fixed as an inset day and the other four days are to be identified by schools. Schools will be encouraged to set Monday, 22 July as an inset day but closed in lieu of twilight training.  

Download the latest term dates iCal Calendar file (64 KB iCal file)


Autumn Term 2017

Inset day: Monday 4 September

Term starts: Tuesday 5 September

Half Term: Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October

Term ends: Tuesday 19 December

Holiday: Wednesday 20 December - Tuesday 2 January

Spring Term 2018

Term starts: Wednesday 3 January

Half Term: Monday 19 February - Friday 23 February

Term ends: Thursday 29 March

Holiday: Friday 30 March - Wednesday 11 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 1 April

Summer Term 2018

Term starts: Thursday 12 April

May Day: Monday 7 May

Half Term: Monday 28 May - Friday 1 June

Term ends: Friday 20 July

Holiday: Monday 23 July - Friday 31 August

Autumn Term 2018

Inset Day: Monday 3 September

Term starts: Tuesday 4 September

Holiday: Monday 29 October - Friday 2 November

Term ends: Friday 21 December

Holiday: Monday 24 December - Friday 4 January

Spring Term 2019

Term starts: Monday 7 January

Half term: Monday 18 February - Friday 22 February

Term ends: Friday 12 April

Holiday: Monday 15 April - Friday 26 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 21 April

Summer Term 2019

Term starts: Monday 29 April

May Day: Monday 6 May

Half term: 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 Staffordshire County Council 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.

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