School Holidays England 2017 and 2018

On this page you'll find the dates for the school holidays in England and Wales 2017 to 2018. 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 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 8: 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!
Christmas holiday 2017 18-12-2017 05-01-2018 51 - 1
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Most schools two weeks within this period.
First two weeks: i.a. Bradford, Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Manchester,Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Last two weeks: i.a. Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield.
Also some exceptions exist: i.a. Bury, London and Manchester Thursday 21 December 2017 - Monday 1 January 2018.


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School Holidays 2018 England

Below you see the dates for the school holidays England 2018 until the summer of 2018. These are preliminary dates! Not all regions/cities have at this moment determined all school holiday dates for 2018. Please be aware: these are guidelines.

School holidays England 2018 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2017 18-12-2017 05-01-2018 51 - 1
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Most schools two weeks within this period.
First two weeks: i.a. Bradford, Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Manchester,Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Last two weeks: i.a. Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield.
Also some exceptions exist: i.a. Bury, London and Manchester Thursday 21 December 2017 - Monday 1 January 2018.
February half term 2018 12-02-2018 23-02-2018 7 - 8
REMARK: 1 week in this period
Week 7: i.a. Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton.
Week 8: i.a. Birmingham, Bury, Coventry, Derby, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Also some exceptions exist: in Bradford schools are only closed 12 - 14 February.
Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 13-04-2018 13-14-15
REMARK: 2 weeks in this period. However, in most regions schools are closed from 30-3 to 13-4-2018. Exceptions are i.a. Bristol, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, Reading: Thursday 26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018.
Summer break 2018 (half term) 28-05-2018 01-06-2018 22
Summer holiday 2018 16-07-2018 05-09-2018 29-35
REMARK: Small differences in start and end date per region possible. In most regions the start date is July 25 or 26 2018 and the last day of the school holiday is 31 August 2018. Not all end dates are known yet.

 

Public holidays 2017 and 2018

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 2017 and 2018
Public holiday 2017 2018
New Year's Day Sun. 1 January Mon. 1 January
New Year's Day (substitute day) Mon. 2 January -
Good Friday Fri. 14 April Fri. 30 March
Easter monday Mon. 17 April Mon. 2 April
Early May Bank Holiday Mon. 1 May Mon. 7 May
Spring Bank Holiday Mon. 29 May Mon. 28 May
Summer Bank Holiday Mon. 28 August Mon. 27 August
Christmas Day Holiday Mon. 25 December Tue. 25 December
Boxing Day Mon. 26 December Wed. 26 December

 

Back to school holidays England 2017. Or check out the holiday dates voor the United Kingdom 2017 or the United Kingdom 2018.