School Holidays England 2018 and 2019

On this page you'll find the dates for the school holidays in England 2018. We will soon add the dates for 2019. Also see the page with all the school holidays of the United Kingdom.

The presented dates are guidelines. Each school can decide exactly when it's closed. Usually there are small differences per district.

At the bottom of this page you can find the public holidays in England.

School Holidays 2018 England

Below you see the dates for the school holidays England 2018. Please be aware: these are guidelines.

School holidays England 2018 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeekDetails
Christmas holiday 2017 18-12-2017 05-01-2018 51 - 1Details by councilChristmas holiday 2017EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Most schools two weeks within this period.
First two weeks: e.g. Bradford, Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Manchester,Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Last two weeks: e.g. Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield.
Also some exceptions exist: e.g. Bury, London and Manchester Thursday 21 December 2017 - Monday 1 January 2018.
February half term 2018 12-02-2018 23-02-2018 7 - 8Details by councilFebruary half term 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 1 week in this period
Week 7: e.g. Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton.
Week 8: e.g. Birmingham, Bury, Coventry, Derby, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Also some exceptions exist: in Bradford schools are only closed 12 - 14 February.
Easter holidays 2018 26-03-2018 13-04-2018 13-14-15Details by councilEaster holidays 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: 2 weeks in this period. However, in most regions schools are closed from 30-3 to 13-4-2018. Exceptions are e.g. Bristol, Derby, Leicester, Liverpool, Reading: Thursday 26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018.
Summer break 2018 (May half term) 28-05-2018 01-06-2018 22Details by councilSummer break 2018 (May half term)EnglandGBEngland
Summer holiday 2018 16-07-2018 05-09-2018 29-35Details by councilSummer holiday 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Small differences in start and end date per region possible. In most regions the start date is July 25 or 26 2018 and the last day of the school holiday is 31 August 2018. Not all end dates are known yet.
Autumn break 2018 (October half term) 22-10-2018 02-11-2018 43 - 44Details by councilAutumn break 2018 (October half term)EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: Schools closed first or second week. However, in most regions schools are closed the first week, 22 - 26 October 2018
First week (43): including Bradford (only until October 24th), Bury, Coventry, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Southampton.
Second week (44): including Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Reading, Sheffield, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton.
Exceptions possible!
Christmas holiday 2018 24-12-2018 04-01-2019 52 - 1Details by councilChristmas holiday 2018EnglandGBEngland
REMARK: End and start date may vary a bit. Some exceptions exist: e.g. Bradford and Manchester. Thursday 20 December 2018 - Tuesday 1 Januari 2019 respectively Wednesday 2 January 2019.
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School Holidays 2019 England Below we will soon add the dates for the school holidays England 2019. Please be aware: these are guidelines.

Public holidays 2017 and 2018

The English and Welsh have a couple times a year a so-called Bank Holiday. A Bank Holiday is a free monday, making them a long weekend.

Bank Holidays are named this because once the banks were closed on these days, all other businesses were closed as well.

If Christmas and New Year's Day are at the weekend, this is compensated with a Bank Holiday Monday.


Public holidays England and Wales 2017 and 2018
Public holiday 2017 2018
New Year's Day Sun. 1 January Mon. 1 January
New Year's Day (substitute day) Mon. 2 January -
Good Friday Fri. 14 April Fri. 30 March
Easter monday Mon. 17 April Mon. 2 April
Early May Bank Holiday Mon. 1 May Mon. 7 May
Spring Bank Holiday Mon. 29 May Mon. 28 May
Summer Bank Holiday Mon. 28 August Mon. 27 August
Christmas Day Holiday Mon. 25 December Tue. 25 December
Boxing Day Tue. 26 December Wed. 26 December


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