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Term dates and holidays

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)

TermStartEndHolidays
Term 103/09/201824/10/201825/10/2018 - 02/11/2018
Term 2
05/11/201821/12/201824/12/2018 - 04/01/2019
Term 3
07/01/201915/02/201918/02/2019 - 22/02/2019
Term 4
25/02/201905/04/201908/04/2019 - 22/04/2019
Term 5
23/04/201924/05/201927/05/2019 - 31/05/2019
Term 6
03/06/201925/07/201926/07/2019 - 30/08/2019


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Term
Start
End
Holidays
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


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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.

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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. 
 

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Last updated: 14 February 2019 | Last reviewed: 14 February 2019