School holidays 2020/21 - what are the term dates?

22 December 2019, 19:11 | Updated: 22 December 2019, 19:14

Children go back to school in the New Year
Children go back to school in the New Year. Picture: PA
Sylvia De Luca

By Sylvia De Luca

As kids break up for the Christmas holidays, parents are looking ahead to what the term dates for the diary in 2020 are likely to be.

Each school has its own closing time for Christmas, but these are likely to be the key term dates for 2020 - 2021, which should help parents and teachers with holiday planning.

Christmas holiday 2019/20

The Christmas holidays are for many schools from Monday 23 December 2019 until Friday 3 January 2020.

Spring term 2020

The Spring term starts for most schools on Monday 6 January 2020.

Half term - Friday 14 February 2020 until Monday 24 February 2020.

Spring term ends / Easter break starts - Monday 30 March 2020 until Monday 13 April 2020.

Summer term 2020

The Summer term starts for most schools on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

May Bank Holiday - Friday 8 May 2020

Half term - Monday 25 May 2020 until Friday 29 May 2020

Summer term ends and holidays start - Tuesday 21 July 2020

Autumn term 2020

Wednesday 2 September - the date most schools start the new academic year. For many, the term will end on Friday 18 December 2020

Half term - Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2020.

The Christmas break starts for many schools on Monday 21 December 2020 and ends on Friday 1 January 2021.

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