Our City, Our Wellbeing, our new Corporate Strategy for the next four years is here

This plan outlines our vision and key priorities to create a thriving city for everyone. We've identified these priorities based on the challenges and opportunities facing our community.

View the Corporate Strategy here...

Term dates

Autumn 2025

Schools open Monday 1 September
Schools close Friday 24 October
Half term Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October
Schools open Monday 3 November
Schools close Friday 19 December
Christmas holiday Monday 22 December to Friday 2 January


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.