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 free to set their own term dates, which may be different to ours. Parents 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 their website, or you can contact the school to ask.

2022 to 2023

  • Term 1 (35 days): Thursday, 1 September to Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Term 2 (35 days): Monday, 31 October to Friday, 16 December 2022
  • Term 3 (29 days): Tuesday, 3 January to Friday, 10 February 2023
  • Term 4 (30 days): Monday, 20 February to Friday, 31 March 2023
  • Term 5 (29 days): Monday, 17 April to Friday, 26 May 2023 (There is a bank holiday on Monday, 1 May, Monday, 8 May and Monday, 29 May)
  • Term 6 (37 days): Monday, 5 June to Tuesday, 25 July 2023

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

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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