School calendars

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – schools

Go to GOV.UK: what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges. Check the website of your child's primary school, secondary school or special school for specific information and advice.

Our child-friendly video, welcome back to school and nursery, shows how children can learn and have fun together while still staying safe from coronavirus.

For guidance on continuing your children's education at home, go to GOV.UK: supporting your children's education during coronavirus (COVID-19). Go to GOV.UK: online resources for home education for websites to help children learn at home. BBC Bitesize also offers daily lessons.

Go to GOV.UK: GCSEs, AS and A level awarding for information on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020.

School calendar 2020/21

Dates may vary for individual schools, especially academies, foundation and voluntary-aided schools. You should check with your child's school before making holiday plans or other commitments.

Autumn term

Period From To
School time Wednesday 2 September 2020 Friday 23 October 2020
No school,
half-term holiday
Monday 26 October 2020 Friday 30 October 2020
School time Monday 2 November 2020 Friday 18 December 2020
No school,
Christmas holiday
Monday 21 December 2020 Friday 1 January 2021

Spring term

Period From To
School time Monday 4 January 2021 Friday 12 February 2021
No school,
half-term holiday
Monday 15 February 2021 Friday 19 February 2021
School time Monday 22 February 2021 Friday 26 March 2021
No school,
Easter holiday
Monday 29 March 2021 Friday 9 April 2021

Summer term

Period From To
School time Monday 12 April 2021 Friday 30 April 2021
No school,
May Day
Monday 3 May 2021
School time Tuesday 4 May 2021 Friday 28 May 2021
No school,
half-term holiday
Monday 31 May 2021 Friday 4 June 2021
School time Monday 7 June 2021 Wednesday 21 July 2021
No school,
summer holiday
Thursday 22 July 2021 next school year