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UK School Term and Holiday Dates 2024 - 2026

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School holidays - Woohoo! No school run, no fight to get the kids out of the door, no homework (well, maybe not until the end of the break....)

So maybe you are hoping to get away, or just looking forward to a break, or perhaps you need to find babysitters or a holiday club for you kids. So you will need to know all the dates for the school year.

Note: Always check with your kid's school to confirm dates before booking a vacation, as some school holidays vary between different local authorities. Some private and public schools have shorter terms and longer holidays than state schools.

So here are the standard term dates for a state school in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland's term dates are listed separately as they differ substantially from the rest of the UK.

To find the exact dates for your local authority visit www.gov.uk/school-term-holiday-dates and enter your postcode.

And don't forget that your break from school may be extended by adding the school INSET days to one end of the break or the other, and this will vary by individual schools.

Academic Year Term Dates 2023-2024

Autumn Term 2023 

Spring Term 2024

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Summer Term 2024

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Academic Year Term Dates 2024-2025

*Reminder: Term dates may vary in different areas. Schools may extend holidays by adding INSET days at the start and end of the break. Term dates at private schools may vary.

These dates apply to England, Wales and Northern Ireland only.

Autumn Term 2024

Spring Term 2025

Summer Term 2025

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Academic Year Term Dates Scotland 2024-2025

Scotland's term dates do not align with those in the rest of the United Kingdom. Here are the dates for Scotland only. Variations as outlined above may occur, check with individual schools for exact dates.

Also there are a number of local casual holidays where schools will be closed. Check with your child's school for these dates.

Autumn Term 2024 Scotland

Spring Term 2025 Scotland

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Summer Term 2025 Scotland

Academic Year Term Dates 2025-2026

Term dates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland's schools.

Autumn Term 2025

Spring Term 2026

Summer Term 2026

Academic Year Term Dates Scotland 2025 - 2026

The school term dates in Scotland are not the same as those in the rest of the United Kingdom. Here are the dates for Scotland's schools only. Variations occur in different school council areas, so always check with individual schools for exact dates.

Also there are a number of local casual holidays where schools will be closed. Check with your child's school for these dates, as well as confirming INSET day dates as well.

Autumn Term 2025 Scotland

Spring Term 2026 Scotland

Summer Term 2026 Scotland

Academic Year Term Dates 2026-2027

Autumn Term 2026

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