School term dates and holidays | Oxfordshire County Council

School term dates and holidays

A summary of Oxfordshire school holidays and school term dates.

The current term ends Friday 21 October.

Term 2 starts Monday 31 October.

School term and holiday dates for 2016 - 2017

The dates set out below are the confirmed school term and holiday dates from September 2016.

Term Dates Number of days
Autumn Term 1 September 2016 – 21 October 2016 *
(1 September is an INSET day)
37
October holiday 24 October 2016 – 28 October 2016  
Autumn Term 31 October 2016 – 16 December 2016 35
Christmas holiday 19 December 2016 – 2 January 2017  
Spring Term 3 January 2017 – 10 February 2017 29
Spring half term 13 February 2017 – 17 February 2017  
Spring Term 20 February 2017 – 7 April 2017 35
Easter holiday 10 April 2017 – 21 April 2017  
Summer Term 24 April 2017 – 26 May 2017 24
Late Summer half term 29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017  
Summer Term 5 June 2017 - 21 July 2017 35
Total   195

Note:

  • One date (01 September 2016) 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 2017 - 2018

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

Term Dates Number of days
Autumn Term 4 September – 20 October 2017
(4 September is an INSET day)
35
October holiday 23 October – 27 October 2017  
Autumn Term 30 October – 19 December 2017 37
Christmas holiday 20 December 2017 – 3 January 2018  
Spring Term 4 January – 9 February 2018 27
Spring half term 12 February – 16 February 2018  
Spring Term 19 February – 29 March 2018 29
Easter holiday 30 March – 13 April 2018  
Summer Term 16 April – 25 May 2018 29
Late Summer half term 28 May - 1 June 2018  
Summer Term 4 June - 25 July 2018 35
Total   195

 

  • 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

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
01 September 2015
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