Please note that 5 days per year are taken during term time for staff Inset Days when children are not in school. We will give as much notice as possible of these dates.

Autumn Term 2018

Open Monday 3rd September to Friday 19th October
Half-term Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October
Open Monday 29th October to Friday 21st December
Christmas Holidays Monday 24th December to Friday 4th January

Spring Term 2019

Open Monday 7th January to Friday 15th February
Half-term Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February
Open Monday 25th February to Friday 29th
Spring Break Monday 1st April to Friday 12th April

Summer Term 2019

Open Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May
Easter Bank Holidays Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April
Half-term Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May
Open Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 24th July



Staff Development Day 1 (School Closed to pupils) – Monday 3rd September 2018

Staff Development Day 2 (School Closed to Pupils) – Monday 7th January 2019

Staff Development Day 3 (School Closed to pupils) – Thursday 2nd May 2019

Staff Development Day 4 (School Closed to pupils) – Friday 3rd May 2019

Staff Development Day 5 (School Closed to pupils) – Wednesday 24th July 2019

May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 6th May 2019


If you would like information on the term dates for the academic year 2019/2020 please follow this link to Wirral’s website.

A few general guidelines

The council, along with neighbouring authorities, has set out the following principles for school term dates:

  • all terms start on a Monday (or Tuesday after a Bank Holiday)
  • October half term is generally the last full week in October
  • a break covering Christmas and New Year
  • February half term will always be the third full week in February
  • Easter break is renamed the Spring Break and will always be the first two full weeks in April
  • Easter will always be observed via the Bank Holidays for Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Whitsun half term break will be one week
  • where a school is open for a part-week this will be for a minimum of three days to encourage attendance
  • the five INSET days are to be designated by the individual School Governing Body, but there will be no more than two days in any one term set consecutively