School term & holiday dates

Find out the dates your child is expected to be in school and when the school holidays take place

Each year your child is expected to attend school for 190 days. These days are spread across three terms; autumn term, spring term and summer term.

Non-pupil days: local upper and high schools will usually work their feeder primary or middle schools to identify five days during the school year to use as professional development (non-pupil) days. To find out when your child's school will be having a non-pupil day please contact the school directly.

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The decision when to have non-pupil days also known as 'PD days' is the responsibility of individual schools, not Suffolk County Council. Schools should make the dates of non pupils days available to parents and carers (usually on their website and/or by letter). 


Autumn Term 2013

Begins 3 September 2013
Ends 20 December 2013

Autumn Half Term: from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2013

Christmas Holiday

Begins 23 December 2013
Ends 3 January 2014

Spring Term 2014

Begins 6 January 2014
Ends 4 April 2014

Spring Half Term: from Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2014

Spring (Easter) Break

Begins 7 April 2014
Ends 21 April 2014

Summer Term 2014

Begins 22 April 2014
Ends 23 July 2014

Summer Half Term: from Monday 26 May (Bank Holiday) to Friday 30 May 2014


Previous Schools Years

Forthcoming school years


School holidays

At the end of each term, there is a holiday:

  • Christmas break (end of autumn term)
  • spring break (end of spring term) and
  • summer break (end of summer term).

Each term also has a half term break.