The term dates for the academic year 2014/2015 are as follows:
Term 1 - Wednesday 20 August 2014 to Friday 10 October 2014
Staff return - Monday 18 August 2014
Pupils return - Wednesday 20 August 2014
Schools close - Friday 10 October
Autumn Holiday - Monday 13 October 2014 to Friday 24 October 2014
Term 2 - Monday 27 October 2014 to Friday 19 December 2014
Schools re-open - Monday 27 October 2014
Staff training day - Thursday 27 November 2014
St Andrew's Day - Friday 28th November 2014
Schools close - Friday 19 December 2014
Christmas Holiday - Monday 22 December 2014 - Friday 2 January 2015
Term 3 - Monday 5 January 2015 to Thursday 2 April 2015
Schools re-open - Monday 5 January 2015
Mid-term Holiday - Monday 16 February 2015
Staff training days - Tuesday 17 February 2015 - Wednesday 18 February 2015
Schools close - Thursday 2 April 2015
Spring Holiday - Friday 3rd April 2015 - Friday 17 April 2015
Term 4 - Monday 20 April to Thursday 2 July 2015
Schools re-open - Monday 20 April 2015
May Day Holiday - Monday 4 May 2015
Staff training day - Friday 29 May 2015
Schools close - Thursday 2 July 2015
Summer Holiday - Friday 3 July 2015 - Wednesday 19 August 2015
Staff return - Tuesday 18 August 2015
Pupils return - Thursday 20 August 2015
You can also download copies of the upcoming or future term and holiday dates:
Family holidays during term times will be marked as an unauthorised absence. This will be done even if you have told the school you intend to take your child on holiday. No school work will be given, although some schools may consider giving you information about what will be covered during the absence.
In exceptional circumstances, extended visits overseas to relatives or the extended absence of children of travelling people may be marked as an authorised absence. If you wish to discuss the matter further, please contact the school.
The homepage of this website always features a news headline whenever one or more schools are closed at short notice. The headline provides a link to further information including reasons for closures, the expected duration of closures and contact details for the relevant schools. Please note that you can view the Emergency School Closure list at any time. It may be useful to add this page to your favourites.
An email is sent to the local media as soon as the list of schools is updated too. Local newspapers and radio can then choose to publicise this information.
Parents/carers are also notified of any emergency school closures by text message wherever possible.