School term dates and holidays 2020/21
Here are the school term dates and holidays for Sandwell's primary, secondary and special schools for 2020/21.
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.
Autumn term 2020
- Term starts: Tuesday 1 September 2020
- Half-term holiday: Monday 26 October 2020 to Friday 30 October 2020
- Term ends: Friday 18 December 2020
- Christmas holiday: Monday 21 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021
Spring term 2021
- Term starts: Monday 4 January 2021
- Half-term holiday: Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021
- Term ends: Thursday 1 April 2021
- Easter Holiday: Friday 2 April to Friday 16 April 2021
Summer term 2021
- Term starts: Monday 19 April 2021
- Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 3 May 2021
- Half-term holiday: Monday 31 May 2021 to Friday 4 June 2021
- Term ends: Wednesday 21 July 2021
- Summer holiday starts: Thursday 22 July 2021
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.