School holidays and term dates

This page gives a brief overview of the terms dates within Doncaster. Individual dates may vary: For Academies and Church Schools - please check with the School. You will find information about the current and future school holiday dates, and there are also downloadable versions of the school holiday calendars available in the downloads section of this page.

Changes have been made to the 2021/22 holiday pattern

To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee a new Bank Holiday has been added on Friday 3 June.

New Government Regulations came into force on 1 June 2021 affecting the 2021/22 holiday pattern. 

As a result there will be one less teaching day during the year.

2022-23 and 2023-24 School Holiday Pattern Consultation*

*For Academies, Free Schools and Church Schools check with the School.

Meetings have now been held with headteachers and union representatives regarding their thoughts on the 2022/23 holiday pattern to be set by Doncaster Council for its maintained community schools.  The feeling of the majority at the meetings was that the system should all do the same or at the minimum aim to with the majority in favour of recommending fixing an Easter as an early summer break during the first 2 full weeks in April and reverting back to one week in October.

A copy of the pattern recommended* by the majority of those at the meeting (Option 2 below can be found in the download section of this page)

Options

Option 1 Traditional Holiday Pattern

Option 2 Traditional Holiday Pattern with a fixed Easter (*the recommended option)

Option 3 Two week October Half Term without a fixed Easter

Option 4 Two week October Half Term and fixing Easter

The consultation has now closed, we will now reflect on the feedback received with a view to determining dates later in the summer term.

 

2021-22 School Holiday Pattern*

*For Academies, Free Schools and Church Schools check with the School. A pyramid summary can be found in the download section of this page.

A full list of school holiday patterns with a pyramid summary and the previous consultation is available in the FAQs document in the download section of this page:

Autumn term
Reopens  
 
Autumn half term 2021
Closed from Reopens
Christmas 2021
Closed from Reopens
Spring half term 2022
Closed from Reopens
Easter 2022
Closed from Reopens
May Bank Holiday 2022
Closed from Reopens
Summer half term 2022
Closed from Reopens
Summer holiday 2022
Closed from Reopens
Friday 29th July  

Please note: 
there are five training days to be arranged.

2020-21 academic year*

*For Academies, Free Schools and Church Schools check with the School.
 
Autumn term
Reopens  
Tuesday 1 September  
Autumn half term
Closed from Reopens
Christmas 2020
Closed from Reopens
Spring half term 2021
Closed from Reopens
Easter 2021
Closed from Reopens
May Bank Holiday 2021
Closed from Reopens
Summer half term 2021
Closed from Reopens
Summer holiday 2021
Closed from Reopens
Wednesday 21 July  

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Last updated: 14 June 2021 17:19:45