England

School Holidays England 2018 and 2019

On this page you'll find the dates for the school holidays in England 20182019 and 2020. 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 2018 England

Below you see the dates for the school holidays England 2018. Please note: these are guidelines.

School holidays England 2018 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 2017 18-12-2017 05-01-2018 51 - 1Details by councilChristmas holiday 2017EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Most schools two weeks within this period.
First two weeks: e.g. Bradford, Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Manchester,Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Last two weeks: e.g. Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield.
Also some exceptions exist: e.g. Bury, London and Manchester Thursday 21 December 2017 - Monday 1 January 2018.
February half term 2018 12-02-2018 23-02-2018 7 - 8Details by councilFebruary half term 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 1 week in this period
Week 7: e.g. Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton.
Week 8: e.g. 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 13-14-15Details by councilEaster holidays 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 2 weeks in this period. However, in most regions schools are closed from 30-3 to 13-4-2018. Exceptions are e.g. Bristol, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, Reading: Thursday 26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018.
Summer break 2018 (May half term) 28-05-2018 01-06-2018 22Details by councilSummer break 2018 (May half term)EnglandGBEngland
Summer holiday 2018 16-07-2018 05-09-2018 29-35Details by councilSummer holiday 2018EnglandGBEngland
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.
Autumn break 2018 (October half term) 22-10-2018 02-11-2018 43 - 44Details by councilAutumn break 2018 (October half term)EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Schools closed first or second week. However, in most regions schools are closed the first week, 22 - 26 October 2018
First week (43): including Bradford (only until October 24th), Bury, Coventry, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton.
Second week (44): including Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Exceptions possible!
Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52 - 1Details by councilChristmas holiday 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Some exceptions exist: e.g. Bradford and Manchester. Thursday 20 December 2018 - Tuesday 1 Januari 2019 respectively Wednesday 2 January 2019.


Planning a holiday? Check out this site and get inspired!

 



School Holidays 2019 England

Below the dates for the school holidays England 2019. Please be aware: these are guidelines. As not all councils have published all the holiday dates for 2019 yet, we will add the details by council as soon as possible.

School holidays England 2019 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52 - 1Details will followChristmas holiday 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Some exceptions exist: e.g. Bradford and Manchester. Thursday 20 December 2018 - Tuesday 1 Januari 2019 respectively Wednesday 2 January 2019.
February half term 2019 18-02-2019 03-01-2019 8 - 9Details will followFebruary half term 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 1 week in this period, most regions first week
Week 8: including Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading.
Week 9: including Leicester.
Also some exceptions exist: in Bradford schools are only closed 18 - 20 February, Plymouth only 18 and 19 February 2019.
Easter holidays 2019 08-04-2019 26-04-2019 15-16-17Details will followEaster holidays 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 2 weeks in this period. In most councils schools are closed from 8-4 to 22-4-2019 (week 15-16) or from 15-4 to 26-4-2019 (week 16-17).
Week 15-16: e.g. Bristol, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton.
Week 16-17: e.g. Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Exceptions, e.g. Bury, Sheffield (1-4 to 12-4-2019, week 14-15).
Summer break 2019 (May half term) 27-05-2019 31-05-2019 22Details will followSummer break 2019 (May half term)EnglandGBEngland
Summer holiday 2019 15-07-2019 06-09-2019 29-36Details will followSummer holiday 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Small differences in start and end date per council possible. In most regions the start date is somewhere in week 30 (July 24 to 26 2019) and the last day of the school holiday is 30 August 2019. Not all end dates are known yet.
Exception, e.g. Leicester: 15-7 to 27-8-2019.
Autumn break 2019 (October half term) 21-10-2019 01-11-2019 43 - 44Details will followAutumn break 2019 (October half term)EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Schools closed first or second week. However, in most regions schools are closed the first week, 21 - 25 October 2019. Not all councils have determined these dates yet.
First week (43): including Bury, Coventry, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Plymouth.
Second week (44): including Derby, Hull, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Exceptions possible!
Christmas holiday 2019 23-12-2019 03-01-2020 52 - 1Details will followChristmas holiday 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.

School Holidays 2020 England

Below the dates for the school holidays England 2020, as far as published by the various councils. As not all councils have published the dates for 2020 yet, the dates below will be updated frequently.

School holidays England 2020 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 2019 23-12-2019 03-01-2020 52 - 1Details will followChristmas holiday 2019EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.
February half term 2020 17-02-2020 28-02-2020 8 - 9Details will followFebruary half term 2020EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 1 week in this period, most councils first week. Not all councils have published these dates yet.
Week 8: including Bury, Derby, Hull, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Week 9: including Coventry.
Also some exceptions exist: in Plymouth schools are only closed 17 - 18 February.
Easter holidays 2020 06-04-2020 17-04-2020 15-16Details will followEaster holidays 2020EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Not all councils have published these dates yet. These dates apply to, e.g. Bury, Derby, Hull, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton.
Exceptions to above-mentioned dates are possible, e.g. Plymouth (30-3 to 13-4-2020, week 14-15) or Coventry (10-4 to 24-4-2020, week 16-17).
Summer break 2020 (May half term) 25-05-2020 29-05-2020 22Details will followSummer break 2020 (May half term)EnglandGBEngland
Summer holiday 2020 15-07-2020 01-09-2020 29-35Details will followSummer holiday 2020EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Please note that many councils have not yet determined the end dates. In most councils schools are closed from week 30 to 35. Details will be published as soon as possible.
Autumn break 2020 (October half term) 19-10-2020 30-10-2020 43 - 44Details will followAutumn break 2020 (October half term)EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: One week in this period (except Nottingham, two weeks). Please note that most councils have not yet determined the end dates. Details will be published as soon as possible.
Christmas holiday 2020 21-12-2020 01-01-2021 52 - 53Details will followChristmas holiday 2020EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Please note that many councils have not yet determinded the exact dates. Details will be published as soon as possible.

Public holidays 2018 and 2019

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 2018 and 2019
Public holiday 2018 2019
New Year's Day Mon. 1 January Tue. 1 January
New Year's Day (substitute day) -  
Good Friday Fri. 30 March Fri. 19 April
Easter monday Mon. 2 April Mon. 22 April
Early May Bank Holiday Mon. 7 May Mon. 6 May
Spring Bank Holiday Mon. 28 May Mon. 27 May
Summer Bank Holiday Mon. 27 August Mon. 26 August
Christmas Day Holiday Tue. 25 December Wed. 25 December
Boxing Day Wed. 26 December Thursday 26 December

 

Back to school holidays England 2018. Or check out the holiday dates for the United Kingdom 2018.