The school year consists of 190 'pupil' days. In addition to these days, teaching staff must also be available for work on five extra days (or the equivalent of 30 hours) during the year. These days/hours are used for staff development.
Term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools are set by the local authority in consultation with neighbouring authorities and groups representing school staff.
In foundation, voluntary aided, academies and residential special schools it is the governing body that decides the beginning and the end of school terms and holidays.
Schools in the Mere and Tisbury area may choose between Wiltshire and Dorset dates.
School term dates
(Please check individual school websites for clarification if required)
|Term 1||03/09/2018||24/10/2018||25/10/2018 - 02/11/2018|
|Term 2||05/11/2018||21/12/2018||24/12/2018 - 04/01/2019|
|Term 3||07/01/2019||15/02/2019||18/02/2019 - 22/02/2019|
|Term 4||25/02/2019||05/04/2019||08/04/2019 - 22/04/2019|
|Term 5||23/04/2019||24/05/2019||27/05/2019 - 31/05/2019|
|Term 6||03/06/2019||25/07/2019||26/07/2019 - 30/08/2019|
|Term 1||02/09/2019||23/10/2019||24/10/2019 - 01/11/2019|
|Term 2||04/11/2019||20/12/2019||23/12/2019 - 03/01/2020|
|Term 3||06/01/2020||14/02/2020||17/02/2020 - 21/02/2020|
|Term 4||24/02/2020||03/04/2020||06/04/2020 - 17/04/2020|
|Term 5||20/04/2020||22/05/2020||25/05/2020 - 29/05/2020|
|Term 6 ||01/06/2020||22/07/2020||23/07/2020 - 31/08/2020|
In Wiltshire, all five staff development days (or the equivalent of 30 hours) are set at the individual school's discretion.
Your child's school will be able to inform you of their arrangements for taking these training days. All days will be taken within the 195 published term days.Close
Term date calendars
School term and holiday dates 2020/21 - Consultation
The consultation period for the 2020/21 School term and holiday dates has now closed. The final decision is made under the delegated authority of the Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills and will be finalised by the end of May 2019. Once ratified, the dates will be made available on the Wiltshire Council website.