School Holidays 2017 United Kingdom (UK)

On this page you can find the dates for the school holidays 2017 in the UK. See the February half term, Easter holidays, May half term and October half term. You can also check out the separate pages for England, Northern IrelandScotland and Wales. See the 2018 school holidays on this page: School holidays UK 2018.

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

School Holidays 2017 England

Below you see the school holiday dates for England 2017. These are preliminary dates! Please note: these are guidelines, exceptions possible. Always check with your child's school.

English school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to changes and errors
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 (May 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 (October half term) 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 Northern Ireland 2017

Below you see the school holiday dates for Northern Ireland 2017, as far as now known. Please note: these are guidelines.

School holidays Northern Ireland 2017 - All dates are subject to changes and errors
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2016 21-12-2016 02-01-2017 52-1
Mid term break 2017 16-02-2017 17-02-2017 7
REMARK: Pay attention: only Thursday and Friday!
Easter holidays 2017 13-04-2017 21-04-2017 15-16
REMARK: Please note: week 15 from Thursday!
Summer holiday 2017 01-07-2017 31-08-2017 27-35
Halloween 2017 30-10-2017 31-10-2017 44
Christmas holiday 2017 21-12-2017 01-01-2018 51-52


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School Holidays Scotland 2017

Below you see the school holiday dates for Scotland 2017. Please note: these are guidelines.

School holidays Scotland 2017 - All dates are subject to changes and errors
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 07-01-2017 52-1
REMARK: Some school close and resume some days earlier.
Mid term break 2017 09-02-2017 17-02-2017 6-7
REMARK: From 1 day to 1 week in this period.
Easter holidays 2017 03-04-2017 17-04-2017 14-15
REMARK: About 2 weeks in this period.
Summer holiday 2017 28-06-2017 15-08-2017 26-32
Autumn/mid term break 2017 07-10-2017 22-10-2017 41-42
REMARK: 1 Week in this period per region
Christmas holiday 2017 22-12-2017 07-01-2018 52-1
REMARK: Some school close and resume some days earlier.

School Holidays Wales 2017

Below the school holiday dates for Wales 2017. Local authorities are responsible for setting the dates. Please note: these dates are general guidelines, exceptions possible. Always check with your child's school.

School holidays Wales 2017 - All dates are subject to changes and errors
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2016 17-12-2016 02-01-2017 51-52
Half term 2017 20-02-2017 24-02-2017 8
Easter holidays 2017 08-04-2017 23-04-2017 15-16
Half term 2017 29-05-2017 02-06-2017 22
Summer holiday 2017 22-07-2017 03-09-2017 30-35
Autumn break 2017 30-10-2017 03-11-2017 44
Christmas holiday 2017 23-12-2017 07-01-2018 52-1

 

Public holidays 2017

The British 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 United Kingdom 2017
Public holiday Countries 2017
New Year's Day UK  Sun. January 1st.
Substitute day (for New Year's Day) England, Wales, Northern Ireland Mon. January 2nd
January 2nd  Scotland Mon. January 2nd
Substitute day (for 2nd January or New Year's Day) Scotland Tue. January 3rd
St. Patricks Day Northern Ireland  Fri. March 17th
Good Friday UK Fri. April 14th
Easter monday UK, except Scotland Mon. April 17th
Early May Bank Holiday UK Mon. May 1st.
Spring Bank Holiday UK Mon. May 29th.
Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland Wed. July 12th
Summer Bank Holiday Scotland Mon. August 7th.
Summer Bank Holiday UK, except Scotland Mon. August 28th.
St. Andrews Day Scotland Thu. November 30th.
Christmas Day Holiday UK Mon. December 25th.
Boxing Day UK Tue. December 26th.
Christmas Day (Substitute Day) UK  

 

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