Latest government advice
School term 2020-2021
The dates set out below are the school term and holiday dates for 2020-2021. One date (1 September 2020) has been identified as a countywide ‘available for work’ or INSET day.
|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|
School term 2021-2022
The dates set out below are the school term and holiday dates for 2021-2022. One date (1 September 2021) has been identified as a countywide ‘available for work’ or INSET day.
|Autumn Term||2 September - 22 October|
|October half term||25 October - 29 October|
|Autumn Term||1 November - 17 December|
|Christmas holiday||20 December - 31 December|
|Spring Term||4 January - 18 February|
|Spring half term||21 February - 25 February|
|Spring Term||28 February - 8 April|
|Easter Holiday||11 April - 22 April|
|Summer Term||25 April - 27 May|
|Late Spring half term||30 May - 3 June|
|Summer Term||6 June - 21 July|
School term 2022-23
The dates set out below are the school term and holiday dates for 2022-2023; an envelope of 195 days.
- One date (2 September 2022) 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.
|Autumn Term||5 September - 21 October|
|October half term||24 October - 28 October|
|Autumn Term||31 October - 20 December|
|Christmas holiday||21 December - 3 January|
|Spring Term||4 January - 10 February|
|Spring half term||13 February - 17 February|
|Spring Term||20 February - 31 March|
|Easter Holiday||3 April - 14 April|
|Summer Term||17 April - 26 May|
|Late Spring half term||29 May - 2 June|
|Summer Term||5 June - 21 July|
INSET and other holidays
Consult your school's website or contact the school direct to check the return date for your child as schools have different INSET days.
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).