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School Term Dates and Holidays

2016/2017

Autumn Term 1 September to 16 December 2016
Half Term 24 October to 28 October 2016
Christmas 19 December to 2 January 2016/7
Spring Term 3 January to 7 April 2017
Half Term 13 February to 17 February 2017
Easter 10 April to 21 April 2017
Summer Term 24 April to 21 July 2017
Half Term 29 May to 2 June 2017

Summer Holiday 24 July to 31 August 2017

 

Please note:
1 All 3 of the local authorities in Dorset have adopted the Standard School Year.
2 The dates for the Standard School Year are set annually by the Local Government Association.
3 The pattern of school terms and holidays will vary slightly from school to school since 5 of the 195 days are to be used for staff development. It is therefore advisable to contact schools direct for confirmation of their training days.