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.

2021-22 School Holiday Pattern*

A copy of the holiday pattern for community primary schools, community special schools and Pupil Referral Units is in the download section on the right of this page.

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

To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee a new Bank Holiday has been added on Friday 3 June and the number of school days has been reduced by one day. Friday 29th July 2022 will now be a School Holiday.

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:

Holiday Closed From Reopens
Autumn Term   Wednesday 1st September 2021
Autumn Half Term Monday 18th October 2021 Monday 1st November 2021
Christmas Holiday Monday 20th December 2021 Tuesday 4th January 2022
Spring Half Term Monday 14th February 2022 Monday 21st February 2022
Easter Holiday Monday 4th April 2022 Tuesday 19th April 2022
May Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2022 Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Summer Half Term Monday 30th May 2022 Monday 6th June 2022
Summer Holiday Friday 29th July 2022  
Please note: there are five training days to be arranged.

2022-23 School Holiday Pattern*

A copy of the holiday pattern for community primary schools, community special schools and Pupil Referral Units is in the download section on the right of this page.

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

Details of the outcome of the consultation exercise are included in the download section to the right of this page and are summarised as follows:-

The Local Authority has carefully considered the responses from the public and schools. When comparing options without a two week October break (Options 1 and 2) and those with a two week break (Options 3 and 4), the majority favoured a pattern without a two week break.  The combined data from schools and the public also supported Option 2 (37%) as did those from schools (68%). 

Taking into account overwhelming feedback from schools and majority feedback for Option 2, Doncaster Council has determined that Option 2 should be adopted for 2022/23 and 2023/24.  This supports feedback from schools to support a pattern which would most likely be adopted by other local schools and would minimise the differences between schools in the same area.

 
Holiday Closed From Reopens
Autumn Term    Monday 5th September 2022
Autumn Half Term  Monday 24th October 2022  Monday 31st October 2022
Christmas Holiday  Monday 19th December 2022  Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Spring Half Term  Monday 13th February 2023  Monday 20th February 2023
Easter Holiday  Monday 3rd April 2023  Monday 17th April 2023
May Bank Holiday  Monday 1st May 2023  Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Summer Half Term  Monday 29th May 2023  Monday 5th June 2023
Summer Holiday  Wednesday 26th July 2023  

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

2023-24 School Holiday Pattern*

A copy of the holiday pattern for community primary schools, community special schools and Pupil Referral Units is in the download section on the right of this page.

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

Holiday Closed From Reopens
Autumn Term    Monday 4th September 2023
Autumn Half Term  Monday 23rd October 2023  Monday 30th October 2023
Christmas Holiday  Monday 25th December 2023  Monday 8th January 2024
Spring Half Term  Monday 12th February 2024  Monday 19th February 2024
Easter Holiday  Friday 29th March 2024  Monday 15th April 2024
May Bank Holiday  Monday 6th May 2024  Tuesday 7th May 2024
Summer Half Term  Monday 27th May 2024  Monday 3rd June 2024
Summer Holiday  Wednesday 24th July 2024  

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

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Last updated: 04 August 2021 09:38:51