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Portsmouth Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

Portsmouth Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Portsmouth LEA.


Portsmouth Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Portsmouth LEA.

2016/2017 Portsmouth Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday September 5, 2016 Friday October 21, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 31, 2016 Friday December 16, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 3, 2017 Friday February 17, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 27, 2017 Friday April 7, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 24, 2017 Friday May 26, 2017
Summer Half Term
Summer Term Dates Monday June 5, 2017 Tuesday July 25, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Portsmouth Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday September 4, 2017 Friday October 20, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 30, 2017 Friday December 22, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Friday February 9, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 19, 2018 Thursday March 29, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Friday May 25, 2018
Summer Half Term
Summer Term Dates Monday June 4, 2018 Tuesday July 24, 2018
Summer Holidays

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The Portsmouth City Council is responsible for a variety of services within the city and surrounding areas of Hampshire. It is a unitary authority with control of some 72 schools. These include 49 primary schools and 14 secondary schools as well as one nursery, 5 special schools, two further education colleges and one university, the University of Portsmouth. The latter two categories have control over their own school holiday dates. The rest follow a calendar laid out by the council that sees the first term start on 5th September and last until 16th December. The October half term runs 24th to 28th of the month. Christmas holidays 2016 run from 16th December until 3rd January and the second term begins at this point. It continues until 7th April for Easter with a break for February half term from 20th – 24th February. The final term starts after Easter on 24th April until 25th July with breaks on the 1st and week of 29th May.

The Inset Days for the Local Education Authority Schools in Portsmouth are decided by the individual schools. Portsmouth Data Source

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