School term dates and holidays

A summary of Oxfordshire school holidays and school term dates.

Term 1 begins on Tuesday 1 September 2015

This is a countywide INSET day. Please check with your school for the actual start of term date.

School term dates for 2015 - 2016

The dates set out below are the confirmed school term and holiday dates from September 2015.

Term Dates Number of days
Term 1 1 September 2015 – 23 October 2015 *
(1 September is an INSET day)
39
October holiday 26 October 2015 – 30 October 2015  
Term 2 2 November 2015 – 18 December 2015 35
Christmas holiday 21 December 2015 – 1 January 2016  
Term 3 4 January 2016 – 12 February 2016 30
February holiday 15 February 2016 – 19 February 2016  
Term 4 22 February 2016 – 24 March 2016 24
April holiday 28 March 2016 – 8 April 2016  
Term 5 11 April 2016 – 27 May 2016 34
Late Spring holiday 30 May 2016 - 3 June 2016  
Term 6 6 June 2016 - 20 July 2016 33
Total   195

Note:

  • * 1 September 2015 is a countywide INSET day
  • Schools choose a further four INSET days from the rest of the school year, 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 school days 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.

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
Term 1 1 September 2016 – 21 October 2016 *
(1 September is an INSET day)
37
October holiday 24 October 2016 – 28 October 2016  
Term 2 31 October 2016 – 16 December 2016 35
Christmas holiday 19 December 2016 – 2 January 2017  
Term 3 3 January 2017 – 10 February 2017 29
February holiday 13 February 2017 – 17 February 2017  
Term 4 20 February 2017 – 7 April 2017 35
April holiday 10 April 2017 – 21 April 2017  
Term 5 24 April 2017 – 26 May 2017 24
Late Spring holiday 29 May 2017 - 2 June 2017  
Term 6 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.

 

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
22 May 2015
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