School term dates and holidays by school year:
These are the recommended term dates we have set for schools in our area, although some schools and academies may choose to adopt different dates.
Regionally agreed principles for setting term dates have been set by 25 different Local Authorities in Yorkshire and the North East in order to minimise differences for those families that live, work or go to school in more than one Local Authority area.
Starting from these principles, we work with neighbouring local authorities to set dates that have the least differences, prioritising minimising differences with our immediate neighbours, North Yorkshire County Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Other Local Authorities may have other considerations and needs that are reflected in different term dates, for example a fixed Easter break.
The school year always starts on the first Monday in September and is 39 weeks long, leading to 195 school days.
School training days
Each school sets days for teaching training, or "inset days", when they're closed to pupils. Dates for training days will be provided by your child's school and may be subject to change throughout the year. Contact your child's school directly if you have any queries about training days.
Temporary school closures
For information on unplanned school closures, such as in cases of bad weather, see school closures.
2020/2021 term dates
Download the 2020/2021 term dates iCalendar file (.ics), which can be imported into most calendar applications.
|Autumn term 2020||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 7 September||Friday 23 October|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 26 October||Friday 30 October|
|Second half of term||Monday 2 November||Friday 18 December|
|Spring term 2021||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 4 January||Friday 12 February|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 15 February||Friday 19 February|
|Second half of term||Monday 22 February||Friday 26 March|
|Summer term 2021||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 12 April||Friday 28 May|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 31 May||Friday 4 June|
|Second half of term||Monday 7 June||Monday 26 July|
2021/2022 term dates
Download the 2021/2022 term dates iCalendar file (.ics), which can be imported into most calendar applications.
|Autumn term 2021||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 6 September||Friday 22 October|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 25 October||Friday 29 October|
|Second half of term||Monday 1 November||Friday 17 December|
|Spring term 2022||From||To|
|First half of term||Tuesday 4 January||Friday 18 February|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 21 February||Friday 25 February|
|Second half of term||Monday 28 February||Friday 8 April|
|Summer term 2022||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 25 April||Friday 27 May|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 30 May||Friday 3 June|
|Second half of term||Monday 6 June||Monday 25 July|