School Holidays & Term Dates
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Department for Education and Skills has examinations information as well as links to awarding bodies.