UK School Holiday & Term Dates for 2024-2025 Academic Year

Forward planning as a single parent is an absolute must. (This is a note to self, seven years in!) Whether you’re a co-parent and you need to organise schedules over the school holidays, or you’re a solo mother and you need to figure out how you will juggle work and having the kids at home, being as prepared as possible is essential. You will need to check your child’s individual school for additional inset days and term dates, but in general, this is what the year ahead is looking like.

How many school days are there in a year?

In the UK in an average academic year, students attend school for a total of 190 days, or 380 half-sessions, across three terms. 

What are the UK school holiday and term dates for 2024-2025 academic year?

Autumn term

Monday, September 2, 2024 to Friday, December 20, 2024. 

October half-term

Monday, October 28 to Friday, November 1, 2024. 

Christmas Holidays

Monday 23 December, 2024 to Friday January 3, 2025.

Spring Term

Monday, January 6, 2025 and conclude on Friday, April 3, 2025. 

February half-term

Monday, February 17 to Friday, February 21, 2025. 

Easter Holidays

Monday, April 7 to Monday, April 21, 2025. 

Summer Term 

Tuesday, April 22, 2025 to Tuesday, July 22, 2025. 

Bank holiday on Monday, May 5, 2025

May Half Term

Monday, May 26 to Friday, May 30, 2025. 

Schools are required to be open for a minimum of 190 days per academic year, with five additional days available for teacher training and other closures. 

These dates apply to most community nursery, primary, secondary and SEN schools, but academies, independent schools, free schools and voluntary aided schools may have different term dates. 

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