Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Schools and learning

Schools and colleges are open full time.

Your child’s school or college will update you on their plans this autumn term. See staying well: children and families for more information and support available from local organisations.

Find out what to do if your child or someone in their class develops coronavirus symptoms.

School terms and holidays

Academic year 2021 to 2022

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 1 Wednesday 1 September 2021 Friday 22 October 2021
Autumn half term Monday 25 October 2021 Friday 29 October 2021
Autumn, term 2 Monday 1 November 2021 Friday 17 December 2021
Winter holiday (Christmas) Monday 20 December 2021 Monday 3 January 2022
Spring, term 3 Tuesday 4 January 2022 Friday 11 February 2022
Spring half term Monday 14 February 2022 Friday 18 February 2022
Spring, term 4 Monday 21 February 2022 Friday 1 April 2022
Spring holiday (Easter) Monday 4 April 2022 Monday 18 April 2022
Summer, term 5 Tuesday 19 April 2022 Friday 27 May 2022
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2022 Monday 2 May 2022
Summer half term Monday 30 May 2022 Friday 3 June 2022
Summer, term 6 Monday 6 June 2022 Friday 22 July 2022
Summer holiday Monday 25 July 2022 Wednesday 31 August 2022

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 2021 to 2022 term date calendar (PDF, 242KB)

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

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