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When Do the Kids Go Back to School? Important Dates for Your Calendar

Contents

  1. School term dates across the UK
  2. Getting ready for back-to-school
  3. School term dates in England
  4. School term dates in Scotland
  5. School term dates in Wales
  6. School term dates in Northern Ireland

 

As we soak up the sunshine, sip on chilled lemonade and enjoy some well-earned rest during the summer holidays, some of you may be looking to the next academic year and wondering; ‘when do the kids go back to school?’. 🚸

Getting ready for the big back-to-school adventure can feel like a considerable task. Familiarising yourself with the school term dates and knowing when your children are expected back at their desks will help you plan your time and prepare.

Parents in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland can use the dates in this article to guide their planning – just remember, always check with your child's school for their exact term dates. 👇 back-to-school-dates

School term dates across the UK

 

So, when do children go back to school in the UK? School terms in the UK are determined by the respective education departments of each country. In England and Wales, Local Education Authorities – LEAs – are responsible for setting their own term and holiday dates each year. 

In Scotland, holiday dates are set by each of the 32 council areas, and in Northern Ireland, although holiday dates are announced at a council level, they tend to be the same across the entire region.

While each nation follows the same three-term-per-year model, each term's start and end date can vary by more than a week from country to country. So, always check with your child's school for their exact term dates! This information is usually featured in the parent’s newsletter or the school website. 🏫

 

Getting ready for back-to-school

 

Getting your kids prepared to return to school in the Autumn term can feel overwhelming. Quite apart from the change in routine, kids can feel nervous about their new classes – particularly if they are starting an entirely new school and you’ve got to think about shopping for school supplies on top. 📚

If you feel short on money this year, you are not alone. On average, almost 70 percent of parents worry about paying for back-to-school costs. It’s not always easy, but there are ways to reduce your costs while covering the back-to-school essentials. 

So, when do kids go back to school, and how can you prepare for it? The best way to ensure a smooth transition is to get ahead – leave yourself plenty of time and make a strong plan in advance.

We’ve written a whole article about getting ready to go back to school, complete with the best tips, tricks, and deals – specially designed to help those on a budget! 👛

 

School term dates in England

 

In England; school terms are set by each of the 152 Local Education Authorities. The following is a full list of England’s LEAs and corresponding back-to-school dates.

Each school decides on training and INSET days. We recommend visiting GOV.UK and searching by postcode or contacting your child’s school directly to access the exact school term dates. 🏡

London

Barking & Dagenham 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hackney 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Lewisham 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Barnet 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hammersmith & Fulham 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Merton 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Bexley 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Haringey 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Newham 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Brent 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Harrow 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Redbridge 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Bromley 


Autumn term start date:

Tue 30 August 2022

Havering 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Richmond upon Thames 


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

Camden 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hillingdon 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Southwark 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

City of London 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hounslow 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Sutton 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Croydon 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Islington 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Tower Hamlets 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Ealing 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Kensington & Chelsea 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Waltham Forest 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Enfield 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Kingston upon Thames 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Wandsworth 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Greenwich 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Lambeth 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Westminster 


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

South West

Bath & North East Somerset


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Dorset


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Somerset


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Gloucestershire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

South Gloucestershire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Bristol


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Isles of Scilly


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Swindon


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Cornwall


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

North Somerset


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Torbay


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Devon


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Plymouth


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Wiltshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

South East

Bedford


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Isle of Wight


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Slough


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Bracknell Forest


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Kent


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Southampton


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Brighton & Hove


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Luton


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Southend-on-Sea


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Buckinghamshire


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Medway


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Suffolk


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Cambridgeshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Milton Keynes


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Surrey


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Central Bedfordshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Norfolk


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

Thurrock


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

East Sussex


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Oxfordshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

West Berkshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Essex


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Peterborough


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

West Sussex


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hampshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Portsmouth


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Windsor & Maidenhead


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hertfordshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Reading


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Wokingham


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

West Midlands

Birmingham


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Shropshire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

Walsall


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Coventry


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

Solihull


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Warwickshire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

Dudley


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Staffordshire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

Wolverhampton


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Herefordshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Stoke-on-Trent


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Worcestershire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Sandwell


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Telford and Wrekin


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

 

East Midlands

Derby


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Lincolnshire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

Rutland


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Derbyshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

North Northamptonshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

West Northamptonshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Leicester


Autumn term start date:

Tue 30 August 2022

Nottingham


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

 

Leicestershire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 30 August 2022

Nottinghamshire


Autumn term start date:

Wed 31 August 2022

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Barnsley


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hull


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

North Yorkshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Bradford


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Kirklees


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Rotherham


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Calderdale


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Leeds


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Sheffield


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Doncaster


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

North East Lincolnshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Wakefield


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

East Riding


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

North Lincolnshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

York


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

North West

Blackburn with Darwen


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Knowsley


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

St Helens


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Blackpool


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022*

Lancashire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Stockport


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Bolton


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Liverpool


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Tameside


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Bury


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Manchester


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Trafford


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Cheshire East


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Oldham


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Warrington


Autumn term start date:

See pdf

Cheshire West & Chester


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Rochdale


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Wigan


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Cumbria


Autumn term start date:

Wed 7 September 2022

Salford


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Wirral


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Halton


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Sefton


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

 

North East

Darlington


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Middlesbrough


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Redcar & Cleveland


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Durham


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Newcastle upon Tyne


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

South Tyneside


Autumn term start date:

Check individual schools

Gateshead


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Northumberland


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Stockton-on-Tees


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Hartlepool


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

North Tyneside


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Sunderland


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

 

*Blackpool schools are able to set their own term dates and  INSET days.

 

School term dates in Wales

 

In Wales, holiday dates are set by each of the 22 Local Education Authorities. The following is a full list of Wale’s LEAs and corresponding back-to-school dates.

Training and INSET days are decided by each individual school. We recommend visiting GOV.UK and searching by postcode or contacting your child’s school directly to access the exact school term dates. 🚌

Blaenau Gwent


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Flintshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Powys


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Bridgend


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Gwynedd


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Rhondda Cynon Taf


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Caerphilly


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Isle of Anglesey


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Swansea


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Cardiff


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Merthyr Tydfil


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Torfaen


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Carmarthenshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Monmouthshire


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Vale of Glamorgan


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Ceredigion


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Neath Port Talbot


Autumn term start date:

Mon 5 September 2022

Wrexham


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

Conwy


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Newport


Autumn term start date:

Fri 2 September 2022

 

Denbighshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Pembrokeshire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 6 September 2022

 

 

 

School term dates in Scotland

 

In Scotland, holiday dates are set by each of the 32 council areas. The holiday dates announced at a council area level don’t tend to change, but we recommend keeping an eye on your specific council area homepage so as not to miss any urgent or last-minute updates. 

The following is a full list of Scotland’s 32 council areas and corresponding back-to-school dates. You can also visit mygov.scot and search by the council there. 📍

Aberdeen


Autumn term start date:

Tue 23 August 2022

East Renfrewshire


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Orkney Islands


Autumn term start date:

Tue 16 August 2022

Aberdeenshire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 23 August 2022

Edinburgh


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Perth and Kinross


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Angus


Autumn term start date:

Tue 16 August 2022

Falkirk


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Renfrewshire


Autumn term start date:

Tue 16 August 2022

Argyll and Bute


Autumn term start date:

Mon 15 August 2022

Fife


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Scottish Borders


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Clackmannanshire


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Glasgow


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Shetland Islands


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar


Autumn term start date:

Thur 18 August 2022

Highland


Autumn term start date:

Tue 16 August 2022

South Ayrshire


Autumn term start date:

Mon 22 August 2022

Dumfries & Galloway


Autumn term start date:

Mon 22 August 2022

Inverclyde


Autumn term start date:

Thur 18 August 2022

South Lanarkshire


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Dundee


Autumn term start date:

Tue 16 August 2022

Midlothian


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

Stirling


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

East Ayrshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 18 August 2022

Moray


Autumn term start date:

Tue 16 August 2022

West Dunbartonshire


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

East Dunbartonshire


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

North Ayrshire


Autumn term start date:

Thur 18 August 2022

West Lothian


Autumn term start date:

Tue 16 August 2022

East Lothian


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

North Lanarkshire


Autumn term start date:

Wed 17 August 2022

 

 

 

School term dates in Northern Ireland

 

in Northern Ireland, school term dates are announced at a council level, they tend to be the same across the entire region. The school term dates don’t often change, but we recommend keeping an eye on the Department of Education homepage to avoid missing any urgent or last-minute updates. ❗

The following is a full list of Ireland’s 11 council areas and corresponding back-to-school dates. Each school decides on training and INSET days. We recommend contacting your child’s school directly to access the exact school term dates

Antrim & Newtownabbey


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Causeway Coast & Glens


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Mid & East Antrim


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Ards & North Down


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Derry City & Strabane


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Mid Ulster


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Fermanagh & Omagh


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Newry, Mourne & Down


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Belfast City


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

Lisburn & Castlereagh


Autumn term start date:

Thur 1 September 2022

 



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