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.
Below the dates for the school holidays England 2020, as far as published by the various councils. As not all councils have published the dates for 2020 yet, the dates below will be updated frequently.
|School Holiday||Start date||End date||Week||Details|
|Christmas holiday 2019||23-12-2019||03-01-2020||52 - 1||Details by council|
|REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.|
|February half term 2020||17-02-2020||28-02-2020||8 - 9||Details by council|
| REMARK: 1 week in this period, most councils first week. |
Week 8: including Bury, Derby, Hull, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton.
Week 9: including Coventry and Rochdale.
Also some exceptions exist: in Plymouth schools are only closed 17 - 18 February.
|Easter holidays 2020||30-03-2020||20-04-2020||15-16||Details by council|
| REMARK: In most councils two weeks in this period. These dates apply to, e.g. Bury, Derby, Hull, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton.|
Exceptions to above-mentioned dates are possible, e.g. Cornwall, Plymouth, Sheffield (30-3 to 13-4-2020, week 14-15) or Coventry (10-4 to 24-4-2020, week 16-17).
|Summer break 2020 (May half term)||25-05-2020||29-05-2020||22||Details by council|
|Summer holiday 2020||15-07-2020||01-09-2020||29-35||Details by council|
|REMARK: In most councils schools are closed from week 30 to 35.|
|Autumn break 2020 (October half term)||19-10-2020||30-10-2020||43 - 44||Details by council|
|REMARK: One week in this period (except Nottingham, two weeks). Please note that most councils have not yet determined the end dates. Details will be published as soon as possible.|
|Christmas holiday 2020||21-12-2020||01-01-2021||52 - 53||Details by council|
|REMARK: Start- and end date may vary a bit.|
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A couple times a year the English and Welsh have 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 in the weekend, this is compensated with a Bank Holiday Monday.
|New Year’s Day||Tue. 1 January||Wed. January 1st|
|New Year’s Day (substitute day)||–|
|Good Friday||Fri. 19 April||Fri. April 10th|
|Easter monday||Mon. 22 April||Mon. April 13th|
|Early May Bank Holiday||Mon. 6 May||Mon. May 4th|
|Spring Bank Holiday||Mon. 27 May||Mon. May 25th|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Mon. 26 August||Mon. August 31st|
|Christmas Day Holiday||Wed. 25 December||Fri. December 25th|
|Boxing Day||Thu. 26 December||Sat. December 26th|
|Substitute day for Boxing Day||Thu. 26 December||Mon. December 28th|