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School term and holiday dates consultation 2025 to 2026

Who we are consulting and why

We are consulting on our planned school term dates, to give an opportunity to raise any issues or provide comments before they are confirmed.  As in previous years, we have discussed our proposed dates with neighbouring authorities to try and offer similar term dates, for the convenience of parents, carers and schools.

What we are consulting on

These are the proposed school term dates for the 2025 to 2026 academic year. This represents a 195-day school year, which includes 5 in-service training days, when teachers will attend, but students will not.

Term Start date End date Days
1 02 Sept 25 24 Oct 25 39
2 03 Nov 25 19 Dec 25 35
3 05 Jan 25 13 Feb 26 30
4 23 Feb 26 02 Apr 26 29
5 20 Apr 26 22 May 26 24
6 01 June 26 22 Jul 26 38

For reference, the public holidays during this academic year are as follows:



Christmas Day Holiday

25 Dec 25

Boxing Day Holiday

26 Dec 25

New Year's Holiday

01 Jan 26

Good Friday

03 Apr 2026

Easter Monday

06 April 2026

May Day Holiday

04 May 2026

Spring Bank Holiday

25 May 2026

Summer Bank Holiday

31 August 2026

View a printable calendar of the proposed 2025 to 2026 school term and holiday dates.

How to take part

Warning This consultation is now closed.

If you would like to comment on these proposed term dates, you can email

Alternatively, you can send your response to:

Admissions & Transport Unit
Bath and North East Somerset Council
Lewis House
Manvers Street

Next steps

The final dates will be agreed by the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, taking into account the results of the consultation exercise.  The approved dates will be recommended to all schools to adopt.