School terms and holidays

Academic year 2018 to 2019

These dates are for community and voluntary controlled schools in Essex.

Term dates for foundation and voluntary-aided schools and academies may be different. Check with your child's school for their term dates.

Term Starts Ends
Autumn term Tuesday 4 September 2018 Wednesday 19 December 2018
Autumn half term Monday 22 October 2018 Friday 26 October 2018
Spring term Thursday 3 January 2019 Friday 5 April 2019
Spring half term Monday 18 February 2019 Friday 22 February 2019
Summer term Tuesday 23 April 2019 Wednesday 24 July 2019
Summer half term Monday 27 May 2019 Friday 31 May 2019 and May Bank Holiday, 6 May 2019

There are 195 school days in a year.

Schools also have 5 days out of the academic year for staff training. Contact your child’s school to find out when they will be.

View the full 2018 to 2019 term date calendar (PDF, 186KB)

You can find UK bank holidays dates on GOV.UK.

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