School term and holiday dates
The dates listed below have been agreed after consultation with maintained schools and other key stakeholders. Term dates for academies, free schools and independent schools/nurseries may differ, so please check with them.
Academic Year 2013/14
Academic Year 2014/15
The dates for the 2014/15 year have been revised from those originally published. This is due to East Sussex County Council changing their published dates. Our dates now match both East and West Sussex.
The first day of the Autumn Term 2014 for pupils will be Thursday 4 September 2014, but please check with individual schools for their INSET days.
In-service Training (INSET) days and school closures
In addition to the school holiday dates above, schools are closed for five staff training days in a school year, known as INSET days. One of these days is always the day before pupils start back to school for the autumn term.
We'll publish details on our school closures page if schools need to close for any other reason.
Requests for leave during school term time
The law says that parents do not have an automatic right to take their children out of school for holidays during term-time. Holidays in term time will only be authorised by a school in exceptional circumstances.
Looking for events and fun activities to keep children and young people entertained during school holidays?
Go to our holiday activities web page to find out what is available during upcoming school holidays.
For details of holiday dates in neighbouring authorities