School term dates for 2017 and 2018

THE six-week summer holidays are over and many parents will be breathing a sigh of relief as the kids head back to the classroom.

The back-to-school day is an essential date for every family’s diary. Here’s all the info and what you need to know for the coming academic year…

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These are the holiday and term dates for YOUR kids – so get them in your diary

When do kids go back to school?

The first day of the new academic year in many schools begins on Monday, September 4.

However, for many schools this is a teacher training day, meaning your kids actually go back on Tuesday, September 5.

School term dates are set by your county council though and do vary slightly across Britain, but you can check by typing in your postcode here for the exact date set by your local council.

Dates may vary depending on the school.

When is the autumn half term?

Autumn half term: October 23 – 27 2017

Back to school: Monday, October 30 2017

 For most kids, the school year starts on September 4-5 - with half term falling from October 23-27


For most kids, the school year starts on September 4-5 – with half term falling from October 23-27

When is the Christmas holiday?

Depending on where you live, your kids will break up sometime between December 19 and 22.

Some schools start the new year on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, while others don’t return until Monday 8 – so check your council website.

When is the spring half term?

Again, this date varies from school to school.

Your kids will either be off between February 12 and 16 2018, or from February 19 to 23 2018.

The spring term will continue on the next Monday, and continue through to the Easter holidays.

When is the Easter holiday?

Easter Sunday comes fairly early in 2018, with the big day taking place on April 1, 2018.

Because of this, most schools break up just days before the main event – on either Thursday, March 29 or Friday, March 30.

When are the summer term dates?

These dates don’t vary so much across counties.

Back to school: Monday, April 16 2018

May Day bank holiday: Monday, May 7 2018

Half term: May 28-June 1 2018

Back to school: Monday, June 4 2018

Last day before summer holiday: Tuesday 24/Wednesday 25 July 2018

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