Please note that 5 days per year are taken during term time for staff Inset Days when children are not in school. We will give as much notice as possible of these dates.

Autumn Term 2016

Open Tuesday 6th September to Friday 21st October
Half-term Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October
Open Monday 31st October to Thursday 22nd December
Christmas Holidays Friday 23rd December to Friday 6th January

Spring Term 2017

Open Monday 9th January to Friday 17th February
Half-term Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February
Open Monday 27th February to Friday 31st March
Spring Break Monday 3rd April to Monday 17th April
Easter Bank Holidays Friday 14th April and Monday 17th April
May Day Bank Holiday Monday 1st May

Summer Term 2017

Open Tuesday 18th April to Friday 26th May
Half-term Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June
Open Monday 5th June to Monday 24th July
Summer Holidays Begin Tuesday 25th July

If you would like information on the term dates for the academic year 2017/2018 please follow this link to Wirral’s website.

A few general guidelines

The council, along with neighbouring authorities, has set out the following principles for school term dates:

  • all terms start on a Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday)
  • October half term is always the last full week in October
  • a break covering Christmas and New Year
  • February half term will always be the third full week in February
  • Easter break is renamed the Spring Break and will always be the first two full weeks in April
  • Easter will always be observed via the Bank Holidays for Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Whitsun half term break will be one week
  • where a school is open for a part-week this will be for a minimum of three days to encourage attendance
  • the five INSET days are to be designated by the individual School Governing Body, but there will be no more than two days in any one term set consecutively