When do schools break up for the summer and how can you find out when your kid's holiday starts? UK 2018/19 school calendarAugust 13, 2019
THE summer holidays are nearly here, with school kids counting down the days until they get their long break.
Here are all the key dates you need to know so you can organise any last minute plans.
What are the summer term and summer half term dates?
Schools are in their summer term now – it runs from Tuesday, April 23, until Wednesday, July 24.
These dates will vary depending on the school and you are advised to check your school's website.
The period includes half term, which was from Monday, May 27, to Friday, May 31, 2019.
Kids returned to school on Monday, June 3, for the last few weeks until the summer break.
When are the summer holidays 2019?
Many children left school for their summer break around Wednesday, July 24.
The summer break runs from Thursday, July 25, with pupils returning on Tuesday, September 3.
It is always best to check the Government or school website in your area to make sure you have the correct date.
Some areas such as Leicestershire break up earlier on Friday, July 12.
Locations in Scotland break up even earlier with the last day of school on Thursday, July 4.
UK 2019/20 school calendar
Dates vary depending on your school, so be sure to check your school's website for exact dates.
- Summer Holidays 2019: 15/7/2019 – 06/9/2019
- October Half Term 2019: 21/10/2019 – 1/11/2019
- Christmas Holidays 2019: 23/12/2019 – 3/1/2020
- February Half Term 2020: 17/2/2020 – 28/2/2020
- Easter Holidays 2020: 6/4/2020 – 17/4/2020
- May Half Term 2020: 25/5/2020 – 29/5/2020
- Summer Holidays 2020: 15/7/2020 – 1/9/2020
- October Half Term 2020: 19/10/2020 – 30/10/2020
- Christmas Holidays 2020: 21/12/2020 – 1/1/2020
How can I check the term dates for my child's school?
Most schools publish their term dates on their websites.
And councils will usually also provide the details online.
This handy website also lists all bank holidays and school holidays in every local authority area for the academic years 2018/2019 and 2019/20.
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