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

Spring 2026

Schools open Monday 5 January 
Schools close Friday 13 February
Half term Monday 16 February 12 to Friday 20 February 
Schools open Monday 23 February
Schools close Friday 27 March 
Easter holiday Monday 30 March 25 to Friday 10 April (Easter Sunday: 5 April)

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.