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 2019

Open Monday 2nd September to Friday 25th October
Half-term Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November
Open Monday 4th November to Friday 20th December
Christmas Holidays Monday 23rd December to Friday 3rd January

Spring Term 2020

Open Monday 6th January to Friday 14th February
Half-term Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February
Open Monday 24th February to Friday 3rd April
Spring Break Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April

Summer Term 2020

Open Monday 20th April to Friday 22nd May
Half Term Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May
Open Monday 1st June to Monday 20th July



Staff Development Day 1 (School Closed to pupils) – Monday 2nd September 2019

Staff Development Day 2 (School Closed to Pupils) – Friday 25th October 2019


Staff Development Day 3 (School Closed to pupils) – Thursday 7th May 2020

May Day Bank Holiday (School Closed to pupils) – Friday 8th May 2020 

Staff Development Day 4 (School Closed to pupils) – Friday 17th July 2020

Staff Development Day 5 (School Closed to pupils) – Monday 20th July 2020

If you would like information on the term dates for the academic year 2020/2021 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