Exit Accessibility View

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 and holiday dates 2021/22 - Consultation

Term dates for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools are set by the Local Authority in consultation with neighbouring Authorities, schools, groups representing school staff and parents.

Previous consultations have indicated an overwhelming wish for schools to retain a calendar of 195 days, so as to permit the setting of five staff development days within term time dates. There have also been discussions with other Local Authorities in the South West Region in order to agree, as far as possible, common proposed dates.

It was agreed by Schools Joint Consultative Committee to consult on 2 options.

Option 1: Shows a proposed calendar with a five day break in October, with term 6 ending on Thursday 21st July. This is the option favoured by our neighbouring authorities. Please see below for Option 1.


Option 2: Shows a proposed calendar with a seven day October break, with term 6 ending on Monday 25th July. Please see below for Option 2.

We would like to receive your views on the term dates calendar being proposed for Wiltshire’s Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools for 2021/22. The deadline for responses is Friday 28 February 2020.

You can let us know your views by using any of the following methods:

By email to: directorDCE@wiltshire.gov.uk
 
By letter to: School Term Dates 2021/22 Consultation, Children’s Services, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN

All comments received will be taken into consideration during the final decision making process.

School term dates

(Please check individual school websites for clarification if required)

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
Close
Term
Start
End
Holidays
Term 1
01/09/2020
21/10/2020
22/10/2020 - 30/10/2020
Term 2
02/11/2020
18/12/2020
21/12/2020 - 01/01/2021
Term 3
04/01/2021
12/02/2021
15/02/2021 - 19/02/2021
Term 4
22/02/2021
01/04/2021
02/04/2021 - 16/04/2021
Term 5
19/04/2021
28/05/2021
31/05/2021 - 04/06/2021
Term 6
07/06/2021
23/07/2021
26/07/2021 - 31/08/2021
Close

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

Term date calendars 2021-22 - Consultation

Option 1 PDF (226kb)
Option 2 PDF (225kb)

Share this page

Last updated: 15 January 2020 | Last reviewed: 15 January 2020