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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. 

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 Thursday 21 July 2022

There will be an extra Bank Holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 3 June 2022.

The Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to reduce the minimum number of teaching days to 189, which means the total for the school year will be 194 days.

As the 3 June 2022 falls within the current summer half term holiday, set by Bristol City Council, the additional bank holiday will be taken by schools on what would have been the final day of the school year, meaning the school year will now end on Thursday 21 July 2022.

You can download our term planner 2021 to 2022 (pdf, 97KB) (opens new window)

Add the school term dates for 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 to your calendar (ics, 499KB) (opens new window)

2022 to 2023

  • Term 1: Thursday 1 September 2022 to Friday 21 October 2022
  • Term 2: Monday 31 October 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022 
  • Term 3: Tuesday 3 January 2023 to Friday 10 February 2023 
  • Term 4: Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023
  • Term 5: Monday 17 April 2023 to Friday 26 May 2023 
  • Term 6: Monday 5 June 2023 to Friday 21 July 2023

You can download our term planner 2022 to 2023 (pdf, 75KB) (opens new window) .

Add the school term dates for 2022 to 2023 and 2022 to 2023 to your calendar (ics, 499KB) (opens new window) .