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Cardiff Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Cardiff 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 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 Friday July 21, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Cardiff Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday September 4, 2017 Friday October 27, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday November 6, 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 city of Cardiff is one of the Principle Areas of Wales and is overseen by the City of Cardiff Council. The council is responsible for 29 electoral wards and for the schools within it, for which it sets the school holiday dates and half term dates. There are 96 primary schools within the council area as well as 25 secondary schools. There are additionally three nurseries and nine special schools as well as five further education colleges. Also in the area are two universities, the Cardiff University and the Cardiff University of Wales Institute. The school year begins on September 1st and has the October half term 2016 from 24th to 28th October. Christmas holidays 2016 run from 16th December until 3rd January then there is a February half term from 20th to 24th February. Term ends on 7th April and resumes again on 24th April. The May half term is from 29th May to 2nd June.

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

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