School term dates and holidays

A summary of Oxfordshire school holidays and school term dates.

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.

Term dates
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

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.

Term dates
Term Dates
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.
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

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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