School Holidays England and Wales 2016 and 2017

On this page you'll find the dates for the school holidays in England and Wales 2016 to 2017. Also see the page with all the school holidays of the United Kingdom.

The presented dates are guidelines. Each school can decide exactly when it's closed. Usually there are small differences per district.

At the bottom of this page you can find the public holidays in England.

School Holidays 2016 England

Below you see the school holiday dates for England 2016 (including Wales). These are preliminary dates! Please be aware: these are guidelines.

School holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2015 21-12-2015 01-01-2016 52 - 1
February half term 2016 08-02-2016 19-02-2016 6 - 7
REMARK: 1 week in this period, most regions second week
Week 6: i.a. Bristol, Sheffield.
Week 7: i.a. Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Also some exceptions exist: in Bradford schools are only closed 15 - 17 February.
Easter holidays 2016 21-03-2016 15-04-2016 12-13-14-15
REMARK: 2 weeks in this period. However, in most regions schools are closed from 25-3 to 8-4-2016 (i.a. Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton).
Summer break 2016 (half term) 30-05-2016 03-06-2016 22
Summer holiday 2016 19-07-2016 31-08-2016 29-35
Autumn break 2016 17-10-2016 28-10-2016 42 - 43
REMARK: Schools closed first or second week. However, in most regions schools are closed the second week, 24 - 28 October 2016 (i.a. Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Derby, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Plymouth, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton,Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton).
Exceptions possible!
Christmas holiday 2016 19-12-2016 02-01-2017 51 - 52
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Exceptions possible (Manchester: 26-12-2016 - 8-1-2017).


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School Holidays 2017 England

Below you see the dates for the school holidays England 2017 (including Wales). These are preliminary dates! Not all regions/cities have at this moment determined all school holiday dates for 2017. Please be aware: these are guidelines.

School holidays England 2017 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2016 19-12-2016 02-01-2017 51 - 52
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Exceptions possible (Manchester: 26-12-2016 - 8-1-2017).
February half term 2017 13-02-2017 17-02-2017 7 - 8
REMARK: 1 week in this period, most regions second week
Week 7: i.a. Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading.
Week 7: i.a. Birmingham, Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Also some exceptions exist: in Bradford schools are only closed 20 - 22 February.
Easter holidays 2017 03-04-2017 21-04-2017 14-15-16
REMARK: 2 weeks in this period. However, in most regions schools are closed from 10-4 to 21-4-2017 (i.a. Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, Reading, Sheffield, Wolverhampton).
Summer break 2017 (half term) 29-05-2017 02-06-2017 22
Summer holiday 2017 17-07-2017 05-09-2017 29-35
REMARK: Small differences in start and end date per region possible. In most regions the start date is July 26 or 27.
Autumn break 2017 16-10-2017 27-10-2017 42 - 43
REMARK: Schools closed first or second week. However, in most regions schools are closed the second week, 23 - 27 October 2017 (known at this moment i.a. Derby, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Plymouth, Reading, Sheffield).
Exceptions possible!

 

Public holidays 2016

The English and Welsh have a couple times a year a so-called Bank Holiday. A Bank Holiday is a free monday, making them a long weekend.

Bank Holidays are named this because once the banks were closed on these days, all other businesses were closed as well.

If Christmas and New Year's Day are at the weekend, this is compensated with a Bank Holiday Monday.

 

Public holidays England and Wales 2016
Public holiday2016
New Year's Day Fri. January 1
Good Friday Fri. March 25
Easter monday Mon. March 28
Early May Bank Holiday Mon. May 2
Spring Bank Holiday Mon. May 30
Summer Bank Holiday Mon. August 29
Christmas Day Holiday Sun. December 25
Boxing Day Mon. December 26
Christmas Day (Substitute Day) Tue. December 27

 

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