School term dates and holidays

2015 – 2016 term dates

Spring term 2016

  • Term starts – Tuesday 5 January 2016 *
  • Half term – Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2016 *
  • Term ends Friday 18 March 2016 *

Summer term 2016

  • Term starts – Monday 4 April 2016 *
  • Half term – Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June 2016 *
  • Term ends Friday 22 July 2016 *

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* Please note: The governing bodies of academies, foundation schools, and church aided schools are responsible for setting their own term dates. Please contact these schools directly for the most up to date information on term dates. Some schools will set teacher training dates on some of the above dates. To check if your school is affected, please see our information on teacher training days.

School induction dates 2016

  • Central (Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth area) Wednesday 29th June 2016
  • Northern (Atherstone, Nuneaton, Bedworth area) Thursday 7th July 2016
  • Southern (Stratford upon Avon, Shipston on Stour, Alcester area) Tuesday 28th June 2016
  • Eastern (Rugby, Dunchurch, Long Lawford area) Tuesday 12th July 2016

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Teacher training days

Designated Teacher Training Days for the Academic Year 2015/2016 will be Friday 4th September 2015 and Monday 4th January 2016.  Schools are able to set three more days for teacher training and you will need to contact individual schools for these dates.

* Please note: Academies are responsible for setting their own teaching training dates throughout the year. Please contact these schools directly for the most up to date information.

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Taking holiday from school during term time

It is important to talk to the Head teacher or class teacher before a decision to take leave is made.

  • The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 as amended by Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2013 no longer permit Head Teachers to authorise leave for holidays;
  • Head Teachers may grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances;
  • If the exceptional circumstances are agreed, the Head Teacher will determine the length of the absence authorised;
  • Parents may be breaking the law if their children take leave without permission;
  • School can only consider applications for leave of absence which are made by the resident parent ie the parent with whom the child normally resides;

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Taking time off school for religious reasons

Talk to school the head teacher or class teacher when you join a school community about your family’s beliefs and their potential impact on your child’s school attendance.

  • Give as much notice as possible of any likely absence and the reasons for it.
  • Schools must treat absence as authorised when it is due to religious observance. The day must be exclusively set apart for religious observance by the religious body to which the parents belong. Where necessary, schools should seek advice from parents’ religious body about whether it has set the day apart for religious observance.

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School term dates and holidays was last updated on May 27, 2016.