School term dates and holidays 2015/16

Here are the school term dates and holidays for Sandwell's primary, secondary and special schools in 2015/16.

Some academies and voluntary aided church schools may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with these schools directly.

We strongly recommend that you check exact dates with your school - especially before you book a holiday.

School holidays - what's on in Sandwell. Find out about holiday playschemes, childcare and activities near you.

Autumn term 2015

  • Term starts: Thursday 3 September  2015
  • Half term holiday: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2015
  • Term ends: Friday 18 December 2015
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 21 December 2015 to Friday 1 January 2016

Spring term 2016

  • Term starts: Monday 4 January 2016
  • Half term holiday: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2016
  • Term ends: Thursday 24 March 2016
  • Easter holiday: Friday 25 March to Friday 8 April 2016

Summer term 2016

  • Term starts: Monday 11 April 2016
  • Bank holiday: Monday 2 May 2016
  • Half term holiday: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June 2016
  • Term ends: Friday 22 July 2016
  • Summer holiday: From Monday 25 July 2016

Your school will let you know about any teacher training days.

You may get fined if you take your children out of school during term time

Schools can now issue fines to parents who take their children out of school during term time.

Please think carefully before booking a holiday in term time. You should consider the potential impact on your child's education.

Statistics show that 10 days' absence in any academic year means pupils' learning suffers and they do worse in tests and exams.

Remember that schools don't have to provide work for students taking holidays during term time.