School Holidays 2016 United Kingdom (UK)

On this page you'll find the dates for the school holidays 2016 in the UK. You can also check out the separate pages for England, Northern IrelandScotland and Wales.

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

School Holidays 2016 England

Below you see the school holiday dates for England 2016. Please note: these are guidelines, exceptions possible. Always check with your child's school.

English 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 Northern Ireland 2016

Below you see the school holiday dates for Northern Ireland 2016. Please note: these are guidelines.

School holidays Northern Ireland 2016 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2015 21-12-2015 01-01-2016 52-1
Mid term break 2016 15-02-2016 16-02-2016 7
Easter holidays 2016 24-03-2016 01-04-2016 12-13
Summer holiday 2016 01-07-2016 31-08-2016 27-35
Christmas holiday 2016 21-12-2016 02-01-2017 52-1


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School Holidays Scotland 2016

Below you see the school holiday dates for Scotland 2016. Please note: these are guidelines.

School holidays Scotland 2016 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Mid term break 2016 08-02-2016 19-02-2016 6-7
REMARK: From 1 day to 1 week in this period.
Easter holidays 2016 25-03-2016 15-04-2016 13-14-15
REMARK: About 2 weeks in this period.
Summer holiday 2016 25-06-2016 17-08-2016 26-32
Autumn break 2016 08-10-2016 22-10-2016 41-42
REMARK: 1 Week in this period per region
Christmas holiday 2016 23-12-2016 07-01-2017 52-1
REMARK: Some school close and resume some days earlier.

School Holidays 2016 Wales

Below you see the school holiday dates for Wales 2016. Please note: these are guidelines, exceptions possible. Local authorities are responsible for setting the dates. Always check with your child's school.

Welsh school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2015 19-12-2015 03-01-2016 51-52
Half term 2016 15-02-2016 19-02-2016 7
Easter holidays 2016 25-03-2016 10-04-2016 13-14
Half term 2016 30-05-2016 03-06-2016 22
Summer holiday 2016 21-07-2016 04-09-2016 30-35
Autumn break 2016 22-10-2016 30-10-2016 43
Christmas holiday 2016 17-12-2016 02-01-2017 51-52

 

Public holidays 2016

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 2016
Public holidayCountries2016
New Year's Day UK Fri. January 1
2nd January Scotland Mon. January 4
St. Patricks Day Northern Ireland Thu. March 17
Good Friday UK Fri. March 25
Easter monday UK, except Scotland Mon. March 28
Early May Bank Holiday UK Mon. May 2
Spring Bank Holiday UK Mon. May 30
Battle of the Boyne Northern Ireland Tue. July 12
Summer Bank Holiday Scotland Mon. August 1
Summer Bank Holiday UK, except Scotland Mon. August 29
St. Andrews Day Scotland Wed. November 30
Christmas Day Holiday UK Sun. December 25
Boxing Day UK Mon. December 26
Christmas Day (Substitute Day) UK Tue. December 27

 

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