School Term Dates 2020/2021

Closed 18 Apr 2019

Opened 28 Feb 2019


This consultation includes the proposed dates for the 2020/21 school year.

Term 1: Tuesday 1st September 2020 to Friday 23rd October 2020 (39 School Days)

Term 2: Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020 (35 School Days)

Term 3: Monday 4th January 2021 to Friday 12th February 2021 (30 School Days)

Term 4: Monday 22nd February 2021 to Thursday 1st April 2021 (29 School Days)

Term 5: Monday 19th April 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021 (29 School Days)

Term 6: Monday 7th June 2021 to Wednesday 21st July 2021 (33 School Days)

Total 195 School Days*

*In the school year 2020/21 pupils must attend for 190 days.  School may decide which 5 days in the school year are INSET or non-contact days (days when pupils do not attend)

A calendar format of these dates can be downloaded below.

Why We Are Consulting

Bristol City Council is responsible for setting the school term and holiday dates for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in the city.

Academies and Free schools are able to set their own school term dates which may or may not be co-ordinated with those set by Bristol City Council.

These dates are being proposed following discussions with local authorities neighbouring Bristol.

Before agreeing the proposed school term and holiday dates we would like to know your views.

Please complete the online survey or email your comments to

All responses will be considered before the school term and holiday dates are agreed.  The school term and holiday dates will then be published on the Bristol City Council website.



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