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 fixd Easter break.
The school year always starts on the first Monday in September and is 39 weeks long, leading to 195 school days.
Temporary school closures
For information on unplanned school closures, such as in cases of bad weather, see school closures.
Schools will be closed to pupils for 5 school training days each year - each school determines when these will take place.
Contact individual schools to find out more.
2018/2019 term dates
Download the 2018/2019 term dates iCalendar file (.ics), which can be imported into most calendar applications.
|Autumn term 2018||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 3 September||Friday 26 October|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 29 October||Friday 2 November|
|Second half of term||Monday 5 November||Friday 21 December|
|Spring term 2019||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 7 January||Friday 22 February|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 25 February||Friday 1 March|
|Second half of term||Monday 4 March||Friday 12 April|
|Summer term 2019||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 29 April||Friday 24 May|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 27 May||Friday 31 May|
|Second half of term||Monday 3 June||Monday 22 July|
2019/2020 term dates
Download the 2019/2020 term dates iCalendar file (.ics), which can be imported into most calendar applications.
|Autumn term 2019||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 2 September||Friday 25 October|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 28 October||Friday 1 November|
|Second half of term||Monday 4 November||Friday 20 December|
|Spring term 2020||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 6 January||Friday 14 February|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 17 February||Friday 21 February|
|Second half of term||Monday 24 February||Friday 3 April|
|Summer term 2020||From||To|
|First half of term||Monday 20 April||Friday 22 May|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 25 May||Friday 29 May|
|Second half of term||Monday 1 June||Monday 20 July|
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|