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.
Staff development days
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.
School term dates
|Term||Date range||Number of days|
|Term 1||Wednesday 1 September 2021 to Wednesday 20 October 2021||36 Days|
|Term 2||Monday 1 November 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021||35 Days|
|Term 3||Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022||34 Days|
|Term 4||Monday 28 February 2022 to Friday 8 April 2022||30 Days|
|Term 5||Monday 25 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022||24 Days|
|Term 6||Monday 6 June 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022||35 Days|
|6 term year||Total||194 Days|
|Bank and Public Holidays 2021/2022||Date|
|Christmas Day Holiday||Monday 27 December 2021|
|Boxing Day Holiday||Tuesday 28 December 2021|
|New Years Holiday||Monday 3 January 2022|
|Good Friday||Friday 15 April 2022|
|Easter Monday||Monday 18 April 2022|
|May Day Holiday||Monday 2 May 2022|
|Spring Bank Holiday||Thursday 2 June 2022|
|The Queen's Platinum Jubilee||Friday 3 June 2022|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Monday 29 August 2022|
|Term||Date range||Number of days|
|Term 1||Thursday 1 September 2022 to Wednesday 19 October 2022||35 Days|
|Term 2||Monday 31 October 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022||35 Days|
|Term 3||Tuesday 3 January 2023 to Friday 10 February 2023||29Days|
|Term 4||Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023||30 Days|
|Term 5||Monday 17 April 2023 to Friday 26 May 2023||29 Days|
|Term 6||Monday 5 June 2023 to Tuesday 25 July 2023||37 Days|
|6 term year||Total||195 Days|
|Bank and Public Holidays 2022/2023||Date|
|Christmas Day Holiday||Monday 26 December 2022|
|Boxing Day Holiday||Tuesday 27 December 2022|
|New Years Holiday||Monday 2 January 2023|
|Good Friday||Friday 7 April 2023|
|Easter Monday||Monday 10 April 2023|
|May Day Holiday||Monday 1 May 2023|
|Spring Bank Holiday||Monday 29 May 2023|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Monday 28 August 2023|
Following the Governments announcement that there will be an additional bank holiday to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will see a four-day weekend to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
In line with this, a statutory instrument has reduced the minimum number of sessions which must be held in the school year 2021-2022 from 380 (195 days) to 378 (194 days) This is to enable relevant schools to close for the additional bank holiday announced to take place on 3 June 2022.
Following the recent consultation Monday 25 July 2022 has been added as the additional holiday.