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 2020/21 and the 2021/22 academic year school holiday dates, and there is also a downloadable version of both school holiday calendars available in the downloads section of this page.

New School Holiday Pattern for the 2021/22 academic year

You may remember that in early 2020, we were looking for opinions from parents, families, school staff and other groups on whether schools in Doncaster should look to keep the existing holiday pattern, or whether to opt one of a number of alternative options based on feedback we have received about how holiday patterns work best for everyone.

Following this consultation, we received over 7,000 responses with a clear preferred choice amongst them to change the existing school holiday pattern. As of September 2021, the new school holiday pattern will come into effect for the 31 community schools in Doncaster that the council maintain (although we will be encouraging other schools and academies to adopt the same holiday pattern where possible).

More information about this, including a full list of the 31 schools, and the consultation is available in the FAQs document below:

New School Holiday Pattern FAQs
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The new school holiday pattern for 2021/22 looks like this:

'A fixed Easter break (this will be known as Early Summer break) with a two-week October half term and a five-week summer holiday, breaking up a week later than usual in July'

With this, we will introduce the following dates for school closures

  • October half term - 2 weeks
  • Christmas break - 2 weeks
  • February half term - 1 week
  • Easter/Early Summer break - 2 weeks - this would always fall in the first full two weeks of April regardless of where the Easter holiday falls)
  • May half term - 1 week
  • Summer break - 5 weeks - schools would break up a week later than usual in July


2021-22 academic year

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
 

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2021-22 CALENDAR

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2020-21 academic year

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  

Download the 2020-21 calendar 

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Last updated: 10 July 2020 12:37:56