School term dates and holidays 2021/22
Here are the school term dates and holidays for Sandwell's primary, secondary and special schools for September 2021 to July 2022.
If you are looking for when children return to school in September 2022, please check the 2022 to 2023 term dates.
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 2021
- Term starts: Thursday 2 September 2021
- Half-term holiday: Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021
- Term ends: Friday 17 December 2021
- Christmas holidays: Monday 20 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022
Spring term 2022
- Term starts: Tuesday 4 January 2022
- Half-term holiday: Monday 21 February 2022 to Friday 25 February 2022
- Term ends: Friday 8 April 2022
- Easter holidays: Monday 11 April 2022 to Friday 22 April 2022
Summer term 2022
- Term starts: Monday 25 April 2022
- May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 2 May 2022
- Half-term holiday: Monday 30 May 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022
- Term ends: Thursday 21 July 2022 [The term will end on Thursday 21 July 2022 rather than Friday 22 July 2022 in lieu of Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday - confirmation has been agreed.]
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.