School term dates and holidays by school year:
Term dates for the 2018/2019 school year have not yet been set, though are expected to be available on this page later in the spring or summer term. We work with neighbouring local authorities to set dates following regionally agreed principles about the length of school terms.
The school year starts on the first Monday in September and is 39 weeks long. This pattern of dates leaves 195 days.
These are the recommended term dates provided by City of York Council for schools in our area, although some schools and academies may choose to adopt different dates.
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 / Professional Development days - each school determines when these training days will take place.
Contact individual schools to find out more.
2016/2017 term dates
|Autumn term 2016||from||to|
|1st half of term||Monday 5 September||Friday 21 October|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 24 October||Friday 28 October|
|2nd half of term||Monday 31 October||Friday 16 December|
|Spring term 2017||from||to|
|1st half of term||Wednesday 4 January||Friday 17 February|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 20 February||Friday 24 February|
|2nd half of term||Monday 27 February||Friday 7 April|
|Summer term 2017||from||to|
|1st half of term||Monday 24 April||Friday 26 May|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 29 May||Friday 2 June|
|2nd half of term||Monday 5 June||Wednesday 26 July|
2017/2018 term dates
|Autumn term 2017||from||to|
|1st half of term||Monday 4 September||Friday 27 October|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 30 October||Friday 3 November|
|2nd half of term||Monday 6 November||Friday 22 December|
|Spring term 2018||from||to|
|1st half of term||Monday 8 January||Friday 9 February|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 12 February||Friday 16 February|
|2nd half of term||Monday 19 February||Friday 23 March|
|Summer term 2018||from||to|
|1st half of term||Monday 9 April||Friday 25 May|
|Half-term holiday||Monday 28 May||Friday 1 June|
|2nd half of term||Monday 4 June||Monday 23 July|