Term dates

Summer 2026

Schools open Monday 13  April 
May day bank holiday Monday 4 May 
Schools close Friday 22 May 
Half term Monday 25 May 27 to Friday 29 May
Schools open Monday 1 June 
Schools close Monday 20 July
Summer holiday Tuesday 21 July to Friday 28 August

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.