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Term dates

School term and holiday dates are currently set by the local authority (LA) for community and voluntary controlled (VC) schools and maintained nursery schools. Governing bodies set the term dates for foundation, trust and voluntary aided schools and academies. Please see our schools directory page for information on individual school categories.

From September 2015 all categories of school, including community and voluntary controlled, will have the authority to set their own school term and holiday dates. However, as in previous years, we are proposing to publicise agreed term dates and recommend that all the schools in Plymouth adopt them.

Non-pupil days

School governing bodies set 10 occasional and professional development days for their schools, known as non-pupil days, from within the term dates. The local authority does not hold this information and parents or carers are advised to contact schools direct to find out the dates set in each school.

Term dates 2014 to 2015

Detailed below are our term dates for 2014 to 2015.

  • Term one: 3 September 2014 to 24 October 2014
    Holiday: 27 October 2014 to 31 October 2014
  • Term two: 3 November 2014 to 19 December 2014
    Holiday: 22 December 2014 to 2 January 2015
  • Term three: 5 January 2015 to 13 February 2015
    Holiday: 16 February 2015 to 17 February 2015
  • Term four: 18 February 2015 to 27 March 2015+
    Holiday: 30 March 2015 to 10 April 2015
  • Term five: 13 April 2015 to 22 May 2015^
    Holiday: 25 May 2015 to 29 May 2015
  • Term six: 1 June 2015 to 24 July 2015
    Holiday: 27 July 2015 to 28 August 2015

+ Term four officially starts on 18 February but individual governing bodies can allocate 'occasional days' so that children return to school on 23 February. Refer to individual schools for this information.

^ Term five includes the May bank holiday on 4 May 2015.

You can download the term dates for 2014 to 2015 below:

Term dates 2015 to 2016

Detailed below are our term dates for 2015 to 2016.

  • Term one: 1 September 2015 to 23 October 2015
    Holiday: 26 October 2015 to 30 October 2015
  • Term two: 2 November 2015 to 18 December 2015
    Holiday: 21 December 2015 to 1 January 2016
  • Term three: 4 January 2016 to 12 February 2016
    Holiday: 15 February 2016 to 16 February 2016
  • Term four: 17 February 2016 to 24 March 2016+
    Holiday: 25 March 2016 to 8 April 2016
  • Term five: 11 April 2016 to 27 May 2016^
    Holiday: 30 May 2016 to 3 June 2016
  • Term six: 6 June 2016 to 22 July 2016
    Holiday: 25 July 2016 to 31 August 2016

+ Term four officially starts on 17 February but individual governing bodies can allocate 'occasional days' so that children return to school on 22 February. Refer to individual schools for this information.

^ Term five includes the May bank holiday on 2 May 2016.

You can download the term dates for 2015 to 2016 below:


Consultation on proposed school term and holiday dates for 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018

Further information on the consultation is available in the consultation letter below. You are invited to submit your comments on the proposed term dates for 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018 by downloading and completing the form below or completing the online questionnaire. The aim is to secure a broad measure of agreement on term dates for Plymouth schools. All responses will be carefully considered before a decision is reached. The deadline for responses to be received by the School Organisation Team is Monday 30 March 2015.

Proposed term dates 2016 to 2017

Detailed below are our proposed term dates for 2016 to 2017.

  • Term one: 1 September 2016 to 21 October 2016
    Holiday: 24 October 2016 to 28 October 2016
  • Term two: 31 October 2016 to 16 December 2016
    Holiday: 19 December 2016 to 2 January 2017
  • Term three: 3 January 2017 to 10 February 2017
    Holiday: 13 February 2017 to 14 February 2017
  • Term four: 15 February 2017 to 31 March 2017+
    Holiday: 3 April 2017 to 17 April 2017
  • Term five: 18 April 2017 to 26 May 2017^
    Holiday: 29 May 2017 to 2 June 2017
  • Term six: 5 June 2017 to 26 July 2017
    Holiday: 27 July 2017 to 31 August 2017

+ Term four officially starts on 15 February but individual governing bodies can allocate 'occasional days' so that children return to school on 20 February. Refer to individual schools for this information.

^ Term five includes the May bank holiday on 1 May 2017

You can download the draft term dates for 2016 to 2017 below:

Proposed term dates 2017 to 2018

Detailed below are our proposed term dates for 2017 to 2018.

  • Term one: 1 September 2017 to 20 October 2017
    Holiday: 23 October 2017 to 27 October 2017
  • Term two: 30 October 2017 to 19 December 2017
    Holiday: 20 December 2017 to 2 January 2018
  • Term three: 3 January 2018 to 9 February 2018
    Holiday: 12 February 2018 to 13 February 2018
  • Term four: 14 February 2018 to 29 March 2018+
    Holiday: 30 March 2018 to 13 April 2018
  • Term five: 16 April 2018 to 25 May 2018^
    Holiday: 28 May 2018 to 1 June 2018
  • Term six: 4 June 2018 to 25 July 2018
    Holiday: 26 July 2018 to 31 August 2018

+ Term four officially starts on 14 February but individual governing bodies can allocate 'occasional days' so that children return to school on 19 February. Refer to individual schools for this information.

^ Term five includes the May bank holiday on 7 May 2018

You can download the draft term dates for 2017 to 2018 below:

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