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.

2016 to 2017

  • Term 1 Thursday 1 September to Friday 21 October 2016
  • Term 2 Monday 31 October to Friday 16 December 2016
  • Term 3 Tuesday 3 January to Friday 10 February 2017
  • Term 4 Monday 20 February to Friday 7 April 2017
  • Term 5 Monday 24 April to Friday 26 May 2017
  • Term 6 Monday 5 June to Friday 21 July 2017

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

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

Note that 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.

You can download our easy read school term planner (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.