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School term dates

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2014/15
Autumn term Starts: Monday 3 September
Half term: Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October
Ends: Friday 19 December
Christmas holiday Monday 22 December to Friday 2 January
Spring term Starts: Monday 5 January
Half term: Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February
Ends: Friday 27 March
Easter holiday Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April
Summer term Starts: Monday 13 April
Half term: Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May
Ends: Friday 24 July
2015/16
Autumn term Starts: Tuesday 2 September
Half term: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October
Ends: Friday 18 December
Christmas holiday Monday 21 December to Friday 1 January
Spring term Starts: Monday 4 January
Half term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
Ends: Friday 24 March
Easter holiday Friday 25 March to Friday 8 April
Summer term Starts: Monday 11 April
Half term: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June
Ends: Friday 22 July
2016/17
Autumn term Starts: Thursday 1 September
Half term: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October
Ends: Friday 16 December
Christmas holiday Monday 19 December to Monday 2 January
Spring term Starts: Tuesday 3 January
Half term: Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February
Ends: Friday 31 March
Easter holiday Monday 3 April to Monday 17 April
Summer term Starts: Tuesday 18 April
Half term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Ends: Wednesday 26 July
2017/18
Autumn term Starts: Monday 4 September
Half term: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October
Ends: Friday 15 December
Christmas holiday Monday 18 December to Monday 1 January
Spring term Starts: Tuesday 2 January
Half term: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February
Ends: Thursday 29 March
Easter holiday Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April
Summer term Starts: Monday 16 April
Half term: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June
Ends: Friday 27 July
  • 2017 / 2018 Academic Year

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    Autumn term

    Spring term

    Summer term

    Holidays / Bank holidays

    Weekend

    • September 2017
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    • October 2017
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      16171819202122
      23242526272829
      3031 
    • November 2017
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      6789101112
      13141516171819
      20212223242526
      27282930 
    • December 2017
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       123
      45678910
      11121314151617
      18192021222324
      25262728293031
    • January 2018
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      891011121314
      15161718192021
      22232425262728
      293031 
    • February 2018
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      12131415161718
      19202122232425
      262728 
    • March 2018
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    • April 2018
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      16171819202122
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      30 
    • May 2018
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    • June 2018
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    • July 2018
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      3031 
    • Count: 197

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Setting school term dates

Local authorities have a duty to determine the school term dates for community and voluntary-controlled schools in their area and recommends these dates for adoption by Governors of Foundation, Voluntary Aided, Trust maintained, Academies and Free Schools. It is hoped that for consistency across Devon that all schools will adopt the recommended term dates. In previous years Devon’s calendar has been based upon the Local Government Association’s standard school year recommendation, but they no longer perform this role.

The school year in Devon is split into the three terms of: autumn, spring and summer. Each term has two half-terms. During the school year, all schools are invited to nominate days when they will close for staff training – these are called non-pupil days or inset days – and for two occasional school holidays.

Term dates are set after consultation with all Devon maintained schools and representatives from union associations to establish 197 school days (including 2 occasional days and 5 staff training days). Devon’s calender has been created based upon previous years calendars and through discussion with neighbouring authorities to ensure consistency across the South West (where possible). Academies and free schools are not required to provide education for 190 days but the Local authority encourages them to do so.

Non-pupil dates and opening times

All maintained schools are required to open for 197, days of which pupils should attend for 190 days during each academic year. Schools are allowed to set two days of occasional holiday and five staff training days. It is recommended that schools set their occasional days so as to avoid split week holidays, wherever they fall, however, this is the responsibility of school governors not the Local Authority.

Schools are asked to indicate their non-pupil dates to the County Council and opening times after the core dates have been confirmed and published on our website.

Contact schoolconsultations@devon.gov.uk for further enquiries.

Teacher training and non-pupil days

Each school is responsible for nominating its own non-pupil dates and occasional holidays within these terms. Some schools can set their own terms and non-pupil dates within the academic year. This leaves a range of dates for each school when children are required to attend. You can use the following link to see those dates as well as the start and finish times for the school.

Each school has a series of “From” and “To” dates. For example 6 Jan to 13 Feb. This means that children are expected to attend on every weekday starting on Tuesday 6 January 2015 up to and including Friday 13 February 2015. These dates are subject to change and you should check with the school before making any holiday plans.

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