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School term and holiday dates

Dates for school terms and holidays

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

School term and holiday dates

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.

Unplanned closures

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

2020 to 2021

  • Term 1 Tuesday 1 September 2020 to Friday 23 October 2020 
  • Term 2 Monday 2 November 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020 
  • Term 3 Monday 4 January 2021 to Friday 12 February 2021
  • Term 4 Monday 22 February 2021 to Thursday 1 April 2021 
  • Term 5 Monday 19 April 2021 to Friday 28 May 2021 
  • Term 6 Monday 7 June 2021 to Wednesday 21 July 2021 

You can download our easy read school term planner 2020-21. (pdf, 246KB) (opens new window)  

Add the school term dates for 2020 to 2021 to your calendar. (ics, 13KB) (opens new window)

2021 to 2022

  • Term 1 Thursday 2 September 2021 to Friday 22 October 2021
  • Term 2 Monday 1 November 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021
  • Term 3 Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022
  • Term 4 Monday 28th February 2022 to Friday 8th April 2022
  • Term 5 Monday 25 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022
  • Term 6 Monday 6 June 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022

You can download our easy read term planner 2021 to 2022 (pdf, 202KB) (opens new window)

Add the school term dates for 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022 to your calendar (ics, 38KB) (opens new window)