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School Term Dates

The dates of terms at West Berkshire schools

Schools in West Berkshire are now in the Autumn Term (Term 2) this term started on Monday 2 November 2020 and finishes on Friday 18 December 2020 for the Christmas holiday.  The Christmas holiday begins on Monday 21 December 2020 and ends on Monday 4 January 2021

Schools re-open on Tuesday 5 January 2021.  Please see the term dates calendar below for full details.

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

Download school term dates to your own calendar.


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.

Consultations

We run an annual consultation on term dates through our consultation portal