School term dates and holidays 2017/18

Here are the school term dates and holidays for Sandwell's primary, secondary and special schools for 2017/18.

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.

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Autumn term 2017

  • Term starts: Monday 4 September 2017
  • Half term holiday: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017
  • Term ends: Wednesday 20 December 2017
  • Christmas holiday: Thursday 21 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018

Spring term 2018

  • Term starts: Tuesday 2 January 2018
  • Half term holiday: Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February 2018
  • Term ends: Thursday 29 March 2018
  • Easter holiday: Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April 2018

Summer term 2018

  • Term starts: Monday 16 April 2018
  • Bank holiday: Monday 7 May 2018
  • Half term holiday: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018
  • Term ends: Friday 20 July 2018
  • Summer holiday: From Monday 23 July 2018

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.