School term and holiday dates

Find term and holiday dates for schools in Suffolk, including dates for the next school year.

Download the school term dates calendar for 2021 to 2022 (PDF, 86KB).

Autumn term

Starts Wednesday 1 September 2021
Half term Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021
Ends Friday 17 December 2021
Christmas holiday Saturday 18 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022

 

Spring term

Starts Tuesday 4 January 2022
Half term Monday 21 February 2022 to Friday 25 February 2022
Ends Friday 8 April 2022
Spring (Easter) holiday Saturday 9 April 2022 to Sunday 24 April 2022

 

Summer term

Starts Monday 25 April 2022
Half term Monday 30 May 2022  to Friday 3 June 2022
Ends Thursday 21 July 2022
Summer holiday Friday 22 July 2022 to Wednesday 31 August 2022

 

Additional Bank Holiday for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Department for Education (DfE) has laid regulations to reduce the minimum number of sessions schools are required to meet in the academic year 2021/22 and to enable everyone to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen on 3 June 2022.

A change is being made to the Pay and Conditions for school staff to allow this additional day, reducing the minimum number of sessions which must be held in the school year 2021/2022 from 380 to 378 (189 days + 5 Professional Development Days).

Suffolk County Council recommends that this additional bank holiday be taken on Friday 18 February 2022 but please check directly with your child's school as academies and free schools can choose their own term dates. We encourage as many schools as possible to set this date as this will help us to minimise additional school travel and catering service costs.  

Non-pupil days or 'PD' days

All maintained schools set 5 teacher training days called Professional Development (PD) days. Suffolk County Council recommends the following dates as PD days for maintained schools:

  • Wednesday 1 September 2021
  • Friday 22 October 2021
  • Tuesday 4 January 2022
  • Monday 28 February 2022
  • Friday 8 April 2022

Academies and Free Schools can set their own term dates so please check with your child's school.

Download the school term dates calendar for 2022 to 2023 (PDF, 86KB).

Autumn term

Starts Thursday 1 September 2022
Half term Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 28 October 2022
Ends Friday 16 December 2022
Christmas holiday Saturday 17 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023

 

Spring term

Starts Tuesday 3 January 2023
Half term Monday 13 February 2023 to Friday 17 February 2023
Ends Friday 31 March 2023
Spring (Easter) holiday Saturday 1 April 2023 to Sunday 16 April 2023

 

Summer term

Starts Monday 17 April 2023
Half term Monday 29 May 2023  to Friday 2 June 2023
Ends Friday 21 July 2023
Summer holiday Saturday 22 July 2023 to Thursday 31 August 2023

 

Non-pupil days or 'PD' days

All maintained schools set 5 teacher training days called Professional Development (PD) days. Suffolk County Council recommends the following dates as PD days for maintained schools:

  • Thursday 1 September 2022
  • Friday 2 September 2022
  • Monday 31 October 2022
  • Tuesday 3 January 2023
  • Monday 20 February 2023

Academies and Free Schools can set their own term dates.

Autumn term

Starts

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Half term

Monday 26 October 2020 to Friday 30 October 2020

Ends

Friday 18 December 2020

Christmas holiday

Saturday 19 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021

 

Spring term

Starts

Monday 4 January 2021

Half term

Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021

Ends

Friday 26 March 2021

Spring (Easter) holiday

Saturday 27 March 2021 to Sunday 11 April 2021 (includes Bank Holidays)

 

Summer term

Starts Monday 12 April 2021
Half term Monday 31 May 2021 (May Bank Holiday) to Friday 4 June 2021
Ends Tuesday 20 July 2021
Summer holiday Wednesday 21 July 2021 to Tuesday 31 August 2021

Please note: Most schools in Suffolk follow these dates. You can check with your child's school to confirm. 

Non-pupil days or 'PD' days

All schools set 5 teacher training days called Professional Development (PD) days. Suffolk County Council recommends the following dates as PD days for maintained schools: 

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Wednesday 2 September 2020
  • Monday 2 November 2020
  • Monday 4 January 2021
  • Friday 12 February 2021

Contact your school for details of the dates.

Academies and Free Schools can set their own term dates.

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