School term dates and holidays 2018/19

Here are the school term dates and holidays for Sandwell's primary, secondary and special schools in 2018/19

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 2018

  • Term starts: Monday 3 September 2018
  • Half term holiday: Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018
  • Term ends: Friday 21 December 2018
  • Christmas holidays: Monday 24 December 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019

Spring term 2019

  • Term starts: Monday 7 January 2019
  • Half term holiday: Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019
  • Term ends: Friday 12 April 2019
  • Easter holiday: Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April 2019

Summer term 2019

  • Term starts: Monday 29 April 2019
  • Bank holiday: Monday 6 May 2019
  • Half term holiday: Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019
  • Term ends: Monday 22 July 2019
  • Summer holiday: From Tuesday 23 July 2019

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 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.