Dates for school terms and holidays

Find out our planned school term dates, and look up any unplanned school closures.

These are the dates for most state schools in Bristol, but academies and voluntary aided schools dates may be different so please check with them.

Other councils set their own dates, which could be different from ours.

The school year is 195 days altogether. Five of these days are used for staff training (inset days), so that means pupils go to school for 190 days a year. 

Each school chooses when their inset days take place.

2017 to 2018

  • Term 1 Monday 4 September to Friday 20 October 2017
  • Term 2 Monday 30 October to Friday 15 December 2017
  • Term 3 Tuesday 2 January to Friday 9 February 2018
  • Term 4 Monday 19 February to Friday  23 March 2018
  • Term 5 Monday 9 April to Friday 25 May 2018 (Monday 7 May is a bank holiday)
  • Term 6 Monday 4 June to Tuesday 24 July 2018

You can download our easy read school term planner for 2017-18 (pdf, 249k) (opens new window) .

2018 to 2019

  • Term 1 Monday 3 September 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018
  • Term 2 Monday 5 November 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018
  • Term 3 Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 15 February 2019
  • Term 4 Monday 25 February 2019 to Friday 5 April 2019
  • Term 5 Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Friday 24 May 2019
  • Term 6 Monday 3 June 2019 to Tuesday 23 July 2019

You can download our easy read school term planner 2018-19 (pdf, 347k) (opens new window) .

Unplanned closures

See the Bristol School Closures page for the latest updates on any schools that have had to close.