Term and holiday dates

Academic year 2015/16

Autumn term

Start of term: Tuesday 1 September 2015

Half term: Monday 26 October 2015 to Friday 30 October 2015

End of term: Friday 18 December 2015

Christmas holiday: Monday 21 December 2015 to Friday 1 January 2016 

Spring term

Start of term: Monday 4 January 2016

Half term: Monday 15 February 2016 to Friday 19 February 2016

End of term: Thursday 24 March 2016

Easter holiday: Friday 25 March 2016 to Friday 8 April 2016 

Summer term 

Start of term: Monday 11 April 2016

May day: Monday 2 May 2016

Half term: Monday 30 May 2016 to Friday 3 June 2016 

End of term: Monday 25 July 2016

Bank holidays

  • 31 August 2015 (summer bank holiday) 
  • 25 December 2015 (Christmas day holiday) 
  • 1 January 2016 (new years day holiday) 
  • 25 March 2016 (Good Friday)
  • 28 March 2016 (Easter Monday)
  • 2 May 2016 (May day)
  • 30 May 2016 (spring bank holiday)

Training days

The above schedule sets out 198 days in total, providing a framework for schools from which five days should be selected as training days for teachers, set by headteachers in consultation with their staff.

Occasional days

The schedule also allows for the three occasional days holiday for pupils and staff to be set in consultation with each school’s governing body.  In considering the dates of these three days, governing bodies should take account of the need to observe religious festivals other than Christmas and Easter. These should also be taken from within the 198 days specified in the schedule. Should the occasional days not be required for religious festivals it is recommended that they be used at the end of the summer term 2016.

Please note that the total number of working days for teachers is 195 and for pupils is 190.

For more information contact pupil support on (020) 8825 5566 or email pupilsupport@ealing.gov.uk.

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