Term Dates

You can also find term and holiday dates, together with information about training days, exam timetables and other events in school on our website calendar.  For further information about the school day please explore our different Learning Environments.


TermSchool OpensLast Day for Students
Autumn 2020 - first half termWednesday 9th September
~first day for primary pupils
~induction day for secondary pupils
Friday 23rd October
Autumn 2020 - second half termMonday 2nd NovemberFriday 18th December
Spring 2021 - first half termTuesday 5th JanuaryFriday 12th February
Spring 2021 - second half termMonday 22nd FebruaryFriday 26th March
Summer 2021 - first half termMonday 12th AprilFriday 28th May
Summer 2021 - second half termMonday 7th JuneFriday 23rd July

2020-2021 Staff INSET Days, Bank Holiday and Polling Day Closures

  • Monday 7th September 2020
  • Tuesday 8th September 2020
  • Friday 9th October 2020
  • Monday 4th January 2021
  • Monday 3rd May 2021 – Early May Bank Holiday
  • Thursday 6th May – Polling day
  • Monday 26th July 2021


The following are the recommended term dates provided by City of York Council for schools in the City of York area for the academic year 2021-2022.  In addition, all schools will also be closed to pupils for a further 5 INSET (School Training/Professional Development) Days.

Autumn 2021 - first half termMonday 6th September 2021Friday 22 October 2021
Autumn 2021 - second half termMonday 1st November 2021Friday 17th December 2021
Spring 2022 - first half termTuesday 4th January 2022Friday 18th February 2022
Spring 2022 - second half termMonday 28th February 2022Friday 8th April 2022
Summer 2022 - first half termMonday 25th April 2022Friday 27th May 2022
Summer 2022 - second half termMonday 6th June 2022Tuesday 26th July 2022

Once decided, the five Staff INSET days for 2020-2021 will be published here.

Information about term dates and school closures for schools throughout the City of York can be found on the CYC website.