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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 101/09/201718/10/201719/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
Term 2
30/10/201720/12/201721/12/2017 - 03/01/2018
Term 3
04/01/201809/02/201812/02/2018 - 16/02/2018
Term 4
19/02/201829/03/201830/03/2018 - 13/04/2018
Term 5
16/04/201825/05/201828/05/2018 - 01/06/2018
Term 6
04/06/201825/07/201826/07/2018 - 03/09/2018


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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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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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Last updated: 11 September 2017 | Last reviewed: 11 September 2017