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School terms and holidays

Academic year 2019 to 2020

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 3 September 2019 Thursday 19 December 2019
Autumn half term Monday 28 October 2019 Friday 1 November 2019
Spring term Monday 6 January 2020 Friday 3 April 2020
Spring half term Monday 17 February 2020 Friday 21 February 2020
Summer term Monday 20 April 2020 Wednesday 22 July 2020
Summer half term Monday 25 May 2020 Friday 29 May 2020 and May Bank Holiday, 8 May 2020

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 2019 to 2020 term date calendar (PDF, 186KB)

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

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