Term and holiday dates

Academic year 2017/18

Autumn term 2017

  • Start of term: Monday 4 September 2017
  • Half term: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017
  • End of term: Wednesday 20 December 2017
  • Christmas holiday: Thursday 21 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018

Spring term 2018

  • Start of term: Tuesday 2 January 2018
  • Half term: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018
  • End of term: Thursday 29 March 2018
  • Easter holiday: Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April 2018

Summer term 2018

  • Start of term: Monday 16 April 2018
  • May day: Monday 7 May 2018
  • Half term: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018
  • End of term: Wednesday 25 July 2018

Bank holidays

  • 28 August 2017 (summer bank holiday)
  • 25 December 2017 (Christmas day holiday)
  • 26 December 2017 (Boxing day)
  • 1 January 2018 (New Years day holiday)
  • 30 March 2018 (Good Friday)
  • 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday)
  • 7 May 2018 (May day)
  • 28 May 2018 (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 2018.

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

Contact us

For more information contact pupil support

Tel: 020 8825 5566
Email: pupilsupport@ealing.gov.uk