These dates apply to community schools in the city, maintained by the council. 

They may not apply to academies, free schools, sixth form colleges, further education colleges and schools in the independent sector.

School year 2020 to 2021

Autumn 2020

  • Term starts on Friday 4 September for most pupils, Thursday 3 September is usually an INSET day, but please check with individual schools
  • Term starts on Friday 4 September
  • Half term is from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October
  • Term ends on Friday 18 December

Spring 2021

  • Term starts on Monday 4 January
  • Half term is from Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
  • Term ends on Thursday 1 April

Summer 2021

  • Term starts on Monday 19 April
  • Half term is from Tuesday 1 June to Friday 4 June
  • Term ends on Friday 23 July

Download the school term calendar for 2020 to 2021 (PDF 98KB)

Five days are allowed for in-service training (INSET) for staff. These are published on individual school websites.

School year 2021 to 2022

Autumn 2021

  • Term starts on Friday 3 September for most pupils, Thursday 2 September is usually an INSET day, but please check with individual schools
  • Half term is from Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October
  • Term ends on Friday 17 December

Spring 2022

  • Term starts on Tuesday 4 January
  • Half term is from Monday 14 February to Friday 18 February
  • Term ends on Thursday 8 April

Summer 2022

  • Term starts on Monday 25 April
  • Half term is from Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June
  • Term ends on Friday 22 July

Download the school term calendar for 2021 to 2022 (PDF 130KB)

Five days are allowed for in-service training (INSET) for staff. These are published on individual school websites.