School term dates and holidays

A summary of Oxfordshire school holidays and school term dates.

Term dates for 2019 - 2020

Term Dates
Autumn Term 3 September - 25 October
October half term 28 October - 1 November
Autumn Term 4 November - 19 December
Christmas holiday 20 December - 3 January
Spring Term 6 January - 14 February
Spring half term 17 February - 21 February
Spring Term 24 February - 3 April
Easter Holiday 6 April  - 17 April
Summer Term 20 April -  22 May
Late Spring half term 25 May - 29 May  
Summer Term 1 June  - 21 July

INSET and other holidays

It is recommended that you consult the school's website or contact the school direct to check the return date for your child as schools have different INSET days. Use the Oxfordshire schools search to find a school's contact details.

Term dates for 2020 - 2021

The dates set out below are the school term and holiday dates for 2020-2021; an envelope of 195 days

  • One date (1 September 2020) 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 school-set INSET days, reducing the total number of days shown in the envelope accordingly. 
Term Dates
Autumn Term  2 September - 23 October 
October half term 26 October - 30 October 
Autumn Term  2 November - 18 December 
Christmas holiday 21 December - 1 January
Spring Term 4 January - 12 February 
Spring half term 15 February - 19 February
Spring Term  22 February - 31 March
Easter Holiday 1 April - 16 April 
Summer Term  19 April -  28 May 
Late Spring half term  31 May - 4 June  
Summer Term 7 June - 22 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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