School term dates and holidays

A summary of Oxfordshire school holidays and school term dates.

School term 2022 - 2023

The dates set out below are the school term and holiday dates for 2022-2023. One date (2 September 2022) has been identified as a countywide ‘available for work’ or INSET day.

Monday 19 September will be a bank holiday to coincide with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

Term dates
Term Dates
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

School term 2023 - 2024

The dates set out below are the school term and holiday dates for 2023-2024. One date (1 September 2023) has been identified as a countywide ‘available for work’ or INSET day.

Term dates
Term Dates
Autumn Term 4 September - 20 October
October half-term 23 October - 27 October
Autumn Term 30 October - 20 December
Christmas holiday 21 December - 5 January
Spring Term 8 January - 9 February
Spring half-term 12 February - 16 February
Spring Term 19 February - 28 March
Easter Holiday 29 March  - 12 April
Summer Term 15 April -  24 May
Late Spring half-term 27 May - 31 May
Summer Term 3 June  - 24 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).

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