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Wakefield Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Wakefield 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 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 Wakefield 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 22, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Friday February 16, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 26, 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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Wakefield Metropolitan District Council is one of the local authorities within West Yorkshire that controls school holiday dates and other matters for the 161 schools within the area. These schools are composed of 119 primary and 24 secondary schools as well as four nurseries, 8 special schools and two further education colleges. The academic year begins for these schools on 5th September with the autumn term. This includes the October half term break from 24th to 28th and then ends on 16th December. Christmas lasts until 3rd January and the spring term then continues until the Easter break 2017 on 7th April, with a pause for the February half term week of the 13th. The last term starts after the Easter break on 24th April and continues until 25th July with a break for May half term for a week from 29th May as well as for the May Day Bank Holiday on the 1st.

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

Inset Days