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 2017

Open Monday 4th September to Friday 20th October
Half-term Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
Open Monday 30th October to Friday 22nd December
Christmas Holidays Monday 25th December to Friday 5th January

Spring Term 2018

Open Monday 8th January to Friday 16th February
Half-term Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February
Open Monday 26th February to Thursday 29th March
Spring Break Friday 30th March to Friday 13th April

Summer Term 2018

Open Monday 16th April to Friday 25th May
Half-term Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June
Open Monday 4th June to Tuesday 24th July


Staff Development Day 1 (School Closed to pupils) – Monday 4th September 2017

Staff Development Day 2 (School Closed to Pupils) – Monday 30th October 2017

Staff Development Day 3 (School Closed to pupils) – Friday 22nd December 2017

May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 7th May 2018


If you would like information on the term dates for the academic year 2018/2019 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 always 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