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School Term Dates

The dates of terms at West Berkshire schools

Schools in West Berkshire will start the next academic year on Wednesday 6 September 2017 (Term 1 or the 'Autumn Term'). 
The next school holiday will start on Monday 23 October 2017 for one week (half term).  Schools will then return on Monday 30 October 2017 (Term 2 or the 'Autumn 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.