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Term dates

Autumn term 2021

Schools open Wednesday, September 1
Schools close Friday, October 22
Half term Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29
Schools open Monday, November 1
Schools close Friday, December 17
Christmas holiday Monday, December 20 to Monday, January 3


Schools have five extra inset days per year, which the schools themselves choose the dates for. Check your child's school's website for details. 

Schools not run by the city council (such as academies) are free to choose their own term dates, although we encourage all schools to accept the term dates agreed on these pages.