School term dates and holidays 2012/13
School term dates and holidays for primary, secondary and special schools.
Some academies may not follow this schedule. You are advised to check with academies directly.
Autumn term 2012
- Term starts: Tuesday 4 September
- Half term holiday: Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October
- Term ends: Friday 21 December
- Main holiday: Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January
Spring term 2013
- Term starts: Monday 7 January
- Half term holiday: Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February
- Term ends: Thursday 28 March
- Main holiday: Friday 29 March to Friday 12 April
Summer term 2013
- Term starts: Monday 15 April
- Bank holiday: Monday 6 May
- Half term holiday: Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
- Term ends: Tuesday 23 July
- Main holiday: From 24 July
Your school will let you know about any teacher training days so that you know when it will be closed to pupils.
See also term dates for 2013/14.
Holidays in term time
Please think carefully before booking a holiday in term time that will take your child out of school.
You should consider very seriously 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, although some might do.