School term and holiday dates

Page updated on: 06/06/2024

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Term Term begins Half Term Term Ends
Autumn 2023 Monday 4th September Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November Friday 22nd December
Spring 2024 Monday 8th January Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February Friday 22nd March
Summer 2024 Monday 8th April Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May Friday 19th July
Autumn 2024 Tuesday 3rd September Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November Friday 20th December
Spring 2025 Monday 6th January Monday 24th February – Friday 28th February Friday 11th April
Summer 2025 Monday 28th April Monday 26th May – Friday 30th May Monday 21st July
Autumn 2025 Tuesday 2nd September Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October Friday 19th December
Spring 2026 Monday 5th January Monday 16th February to Friday 20th February Friday 27th March
Summer 2026 Monday 13th April Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May Monday 20th July

Designated INSET Days

  • Friday 1st September 2023
  • Monday, 2nd September 2024
  • Monday 1st September 2025

For school specific INSET days, please contact the relevant school. Usually, schools have 5 INSET days during the academic year (including the designated days).

In January 2023 the Minister for Education and Welsh Language laid the Education (School Day and School Year) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2023. The Regulations increase the number of INSET days from 5 to 6 days for the next 3 academic years (2022 to 2023, 2023 to 2024 and 2024 to 2025).

Good Friday

  • 29th March 2024
  • 18th April 2025
  • 3rd April 2026

May Day

  • 6th May 2024
  • 5th May 2025
  • 4th May 2026

Please note that this calendar is subject to any changes that may arise as a result of government policy decisions. We do not accept liability for any losses incurred in respect of altered holiday arrangements following such changes.

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