West Berkshire Council

School Term Dates

The dates of terms at West Berkshire schools

Schools in West Berkshire are now in the Summer holidays which end on Wednesday 1st September 2021

Schools re-open on Thursday 2 September 2021 for the Autumn Term (Term 1).  This term finishes on Thursday 21 October 2021 for the half term holiday which runs from Friday 22 October 2021 and ends on Friday 29 October 2021.  Schools will re-open for Term 2 on Monday 1 November 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.


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