School term dates and holidays 2019/20

Here are the school term dates and holidays for Sandwell's primary, secondary and special schools for 2019/20

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.

School holidays - what's on in Sandwell. Find out about holiday playschemes, childcare and activities near you.


Autumn term 2019

  • Term starts: Monday 2 September 2019
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 28 October 2019 to Friday 1 November 2019
  • Term ends: Friday 20 December 2019
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020

Spring term 2020

  • Term starts: Monday 6 January 2020
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 17 February 2020 to Friday 21 February 2020
  • Term ends: Friday 3 April 2020
  • Easter holiday: Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April 2020 

Summer term 2020

  • Term starts: Monday 20 April 2020
  • Early May Bank Holiday - Friday 8 May 2020
  • Half-term: Monday 25 May 2020 to Friday 29 May 2020
  • Term ends: Monday 20 July 2020
  • Summer holiday: Tuesday 21 July to Monday 31 August 2020

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.