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Bristol Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Bristol Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Thursday September 1, 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 10, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 20, 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 Friday July 21, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Bristol 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 15, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 2, 2018 Friday February 9, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 19, 2018 Friday March 23, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 9, 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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Bristol City Council is a unitary authority covering the city and is made up from 35 wards. The council is responsible for setting the holiday term dates for the schools in the area while further education centres have control over their own school holiday dates. There are currently 113 primary schools within the council area and another 29 secondary schools. Nurseries number 11 and there are the same number of special schools. There is one further education college, City of Bristol College and two universities, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. The school year features three terms with the autumn term having the October half term from 21st to 31st October. The spring term starts from 3rd January and includes the February half term 2017 from 10th to 20th February. Finally, the summer term starts 24th April and there is the May half term from 26th May to 5th June.

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

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