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West Sussex Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 West Sussex 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 West Sussex Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Friday September 1, 2017 Friday October 20, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 30, 2017 Wednesday December 20, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Thursday January 4, 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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West Sussex County Council is the non-metropolitan council that is responsible for oversees school holiday dates and other matters for the schools within the county. There are currently 348 schools within the county, 245 of which are primary schools and another 60 being secondary schools. There are four nurseries, 21 special schools, five further education colleges and one university, the University of Chichester. The school year starts on 5th September and includes the October half term from 24th to 28th of the month. The term ends on 19th December for the Christmas holidays 2016 which last until 3rd January. The second term runs from then until the Easter holidays start on 7th April and pause for the February half term from 20th – 24th of the month. Finally, the summer term starts on 24th April and concludes on 25th July with a break for the May half term from 29th May – 2nd June.

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

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