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Poole Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Poole 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 Tuesday July 25, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Poole 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 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 Wednesday July 25, 2018
Summer Holidays

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Poole Borough Council is one of the local council areas in Dorset and is responsible for the area around Poole. It is made up from 16 wards and sets school holiday dates and other matters for a total of 50 schools. These include 30 primary and 10 secondary schools as well as 5 special schools, two further education colleges and two universities – Bournemouth University and The Arts University College at Bournemouth. For the coming academic year, the first term begins on 1st September and runs until 24th October for the October half term then again until 16th December when the Christmas holidays 2016 start. These holidays end on 3rd January and the second term concludes on 7th April for Easter with a break for February half term 13th February. The Easter break 2017 runs until 24th April and the final summer term lasts until 21st July with a break from 29th may until June 2nd.

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

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