West Berkshire Council

School Term Dates

The dates of terms at West Berkshire schools

Schools in West Berkshire will start the Christmas school holiday on Thursday 21 December 2017.  Schools will then return on Thursday 4 January 2018 (Term 3 or the 'Spring Term').

Academy, voluntary-aided and foundation schools set their own term dates - check with them directly to find out more.

Tip - click "Month" or "Week" in the top-right of the below window to see the term dates in a calendar format.

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The West Berkshire term dates allow for one set inset day over and above the 190 pupil days. There are four additional inset days which schools are able to decide for themselves and these need to be outside specified pupil days.  These agreed term dates provide a guide.

Sometimes a school may adjust the dates slightly due to specific circumstances - check with the school if a specific date is key to your plans, eg before making a holiday booking.

Setting School Term Dates

Academies, foundation schools and voluntary aided schools are responsible for setting term dates for their school. We encourage them to consider the implications for parents who may have other children who attend community or local authority-controlled partner schools before they vary their own arrangements.


We run an annual consultation on Term Dates through our consultation portal. You can  register for email alerts  so we can automatically let you know about new consultations.