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School term dates and holidays

A summary of Oxfordshire school holidays and school term dates.

This term ends Tuesday 19 December.

The next term starts Thursday 4 January.

School term and holiday dates for 2017 - 2018

The dates set out below are the confirmed school term and holiday dates from September 2017.

Term Dates
Autumn Term 4 September – 20 October 2017
(4 September is an INSET day)
October holiday 23 October – 27 October 2017
Autumn Term 30 October – 19 December 2017
Christmas holiday 20 December 2017 – 3 January 2018
Spring Term 4 January – 9 February 2018
Spring half term 12 February – 16 February 2018
Spring Term 19 February – 29 March 2018
Easter holiday 30 March – 13 April 2018
Summer Term 16 April – 25 May 2018
Late Summer half term 28 May - 1 June 2018
Summer Term 4 June - 25 July 2018
  • The dates set out above are the school term and holiday dates for 2017-2018; an envelope of 195 days. One date (4 September 2017) has been identified as a countywide ‘available for work’ or INSET day.
  • Schools must, in addition, choose a further four INSET days, leaving 190 pupil days.
  • Schools may use the equivalent number of ‘twilight’ sessions instead of some (or all) of the four INSET days reducing the total number of days shown in the envelope accordingly
  • It is recommended that you consult the school's website or contact the school direct to check the return date for your child. Use the Oxfordshire schools search to find a school's contact details and web link.

Term dates for 2018 - 2019

Term Dates
Autumn Term 04 September - 19 October
October half term 22 October - 26 October
Autumn Term 29 October - 21 December
Christmas holiday> 24 December - 04 January
Spring Term 07 January - 15 February
Spring half term 18  February - 22 February
Spring Term 25  February - 05 April   
Easter Holiday 08 April  - 22  April
Summer Term 23 April -  24  May
Late Spring half term 27 May - 31 May  
Summer Term 03 June  - 24 July

Setting term dates

Oxfordshire school term dates are set by us following consultation with (amongst others) schools, neighbouring authorities and groups representing teaching and other staff.

School term and holiday dates are determined in accordance with the legal requirement, which require that there should be 190 pupil days and 5 teacher available for work days (INSET days).

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Last reviewed
17 October 2017