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On this page you’ll find the dates for the school holidays England 2020. Also see the page with all the school holidays of the UK.

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 England 2020

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 holidays England 2020 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek Details
Christmas holiday 201923-12-201903-01-202052 - 1Details by council
 REMARK: Start and end date may vary a bit.
February half term 202017-02-202028-02-20208 - 9Details 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 202030-03-202020-04-202015-16Details 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)25-05-202029-05-202022Details by council
Summer holiday 202015-07-202001-09-202029-35Details by council
 REMARK: In most councils schools are closed from week 30 to 35.
Autumn break 2020 (October half term)19-10-202030-10-202043 - 44Details 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 202021-12-202001-01-202152 - 53Details by council
 REMARK: Start- and end date may vary a bit.

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Public holidays 2019 and 2020

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.

Public holidays England and Wales 2019 and 2020
Public holiday 2019 2020
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

Back to school holidays England 2020. Or check out the holiday dates for the UK in 2020.