West Berkshire Council

School Term Dates

The dates of terms at West Berkshire schools

Schools in West Berkshire are now in the Spring Term (Term 3).

It started on Monday 7 January 2019 and ends on Friday 15 February 2019. 

Half term runs from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February 2019. 

Schools start back for Term 4 on Monday 25 February 2019. 

The Easter holidays will run from Monday 8 April until Tuesday 23 April.

Schools start back for Summer Term (Term 5) on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

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

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