Dates for school terms and holidays

These are the term dates and holidays for community and voluntary controlled schools in Swindon. Other councils set their own dates, which may be different to ours.

Academies, free schools, foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools are also free to set their own term dates, which may be different to ours.

Parents and carers should check the agreed term dates with their child's school.

The school year is 195 days. Five of these days are available for staff training (sometimes called inset days), which means pupils go to school for 190 days in a school year. 

Each school chooses when their staff training days take place. The school should contact you to let you know these dates.

You may also be able to find the information on the schools website, or you can contact the school to ask.

2023 to 2024

  • Term 1 (34 days): Friday, 1 September to Wednesday, 18 October 2023
  • Term 2 (35 days): Monday, 30 October to Friday, 15 December 2023
  • Term 3 (29 days): Tuesday, 2 January to Friday, 9 February 2024
  • Term 4 (29 days): Monday, 19 February to Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Term 5 (29 days): Monday, 15 April to Friday, 24 May 2024 (There is a bank holiday on Monday, 6 May and Monday, 27 May)
  • Term 6 (39 days): Monday, 3 June to Thursday, 25 July 2024

2024 to 2025

  • Term 1 (38 days): Monday, 2 September to Wednesday, 23 October 2024
  • Term 2 (35 days): Monday, 4 November to Friday, 20 December 2024
  • Term 3 (30 days): Monday, 6 January to Friday, 14 February 2025
  • Term 4 (30 days): Monday, 24 February to Friday, 4 April 2025
  • Term 5 (23 days): Tuesday, 22 April to Friday, 23 May 2025 (There is a bank holiday on Monday, 21 April, Monday, 5 May and Monday, 26 May)
  • Term 6 (39 days): Monday, 2 June to Thursday, 24 July 2025

England and Wales bank holiday dates are published on the GOV.UK website.

You can download our easy-to-read school term planners below:

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