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Bradford Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Bradford 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 Thursday October 27, 2016 Friday December 16, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 3, 2017 Friday February 17, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Thursday February 23, 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 Bradford 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 Thursday October 26, 2017 Friday December 15, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 2, 2018 Friday February 9, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Thursday February 15, 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

Schools within the city of Bradford and the larger metropolitan area fall under the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The council is one of five in West Yorkshire and is divided into 30 different wards. It is responsible for 166 primary schools, 49 secondary schools, 8 nurseries, 12 special schools and three further education colleges. Also within the council area is the University of Bradford, though this has the right to set its own holiday dates. For the coming year, the council have established three terms – autumn, spring and summer. The autumn term incorporates the October half term 2016 holiday which runs from 24th to 26th October. The spring term starts on 3rd January and there is a half term break in February from 20th to 22nd. The Easter holiday 2017 runs from 10th to 21st of April and there is the May half term from 29th May until 2nd June.

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

Inset Days