No current school holidayToday, November 19th 2018, is not an official school holiday in England.

Upcoming school holidayThe next school holiday in England starts 24-12-2018 (Christmas holiday 2018). See details below.

On this page you’ll find the dates for the school holidays 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 England 2018

Below you see the dates for the school holidays England 2018. Please note: these are guidelines and public schools and private schools often have shorter terms and longer holidays.

School holidays England 2018 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 201718-12-201705-01-201851 - 1Details by council
 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 201812-02-201823-02-20187 - 8Details by council
 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 201826-03-201813-04-201813-14-15Details by council
 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)28-05-201801-06-201822Details by council
Summer holiday 201816-07-201805-09-201829-35Details by council
 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)22-10-201802-11-201843 - 44Details by council
 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 201824-12-201804-01-201952 - 1Details by council
 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.

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School Holidays England 2019

The dates for the school holidays England 2019 are listed below. Please note: 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 errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 201824-12-201804-01-201952 - 1Details by council
 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 201918-02-201903-01-20198 - 9Details by council
 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 201908-04-201926-04-201915-16-17Details by council
 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)27-05-201931-05-201922Details by council
Summer holiday 201915-07-201906-09-201929-36Details by council
 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)21-10-201901-11-201943 - 44Details by council
 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 201923-12-201903-01-202052 - 1Details by council
 REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.

School Holidays England 2020

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 errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 201923-12-201903-01-202052 - 1Details by council
 REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.
February half term 202017-02-202028-02-20208 - 9Details by council
 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 202006-04-202017-04-202015-16Details by council
 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)25-05-202029-05-202022Details by council
Summer holiday 202015-07-202001-09-202029-35Details by council
 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)19-10-202030-10-202043 - 44Details by council
 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 202021-12-202001-01-202152 - 53Details by council
 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

A couple times a year the English and Welsh have 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 in the weekend, this is compensated with a Bank Holiday Monday.

Public holidays England and Wales 2018 and 2019
Public holiday20182019
New Year’s DayMon. 1 JanuaryTue. 1 January
New Year’s Day (substitute day)
Good FridayFri. 30 MarchFri. 19 April
Easter mondayMon. 2 AprilMon. 22 April
Early May Bank HolidayMon. 7 MayMon. 6 May
Spring Bank HolidayMon. 28 MayMon. 27 May
Summer Bank HolidayMon. 27 AugustMon. 26 August
Christmas Day HolidayTue. 25 DecemberWed. 25 December
Boxing DayWed. 26 DecemberThursday 26 December

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