If you’re planning ahead, here are the school term and holiday dates for the next two years across Dorset.

The pattern of school terms and holidays can be different depending on the school.

School term and holiday dates are usually set over 14 months before the academic year starts. They are based on a school year of 195 days.

BCP Council term dates for 2020 – 2021

  • Autumn term – Thursday, September 3, 2020, to Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Half term – Monday, October 26, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Christmas holidays – Monday, December 21, 2020 to Tuesday, January 1, 2021
  • Spring term – Monday, January 4, 2021 to Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Half term – Monday, February 15, 2021, to Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Easter holiday – Friday, April 2, 2021, to Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Summer term – Monday, April 19, 2021, to Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Half term – Monday, May 31, 2021 to Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Summer holiday – From Monday, July 26, 2021

BCP Council term dates for 2021 – 2022

  • Autumn term – Thursday, September 2, 2021, to Friday, December 17, 2022
  • Half term – Monday, October 25, 2021, to Friday, October, 29, 2021
  • Christmas holiday – Monday, December 20, 2021, to Monday, January 3, 2021
  • Spring term – Tuesday, January 4, 2022, to Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Easter holiday – Monday, April 11, 2022, to Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Summer term – Monday, April 25, 2022, to Friday, July 22, 2022
  • Half term – Monday, May 30, 2022, to Friday, June, 3, 2022
  • Summer holiday – From Monday, July 25, 2022

Dorset Council term dates for 2020 - 2021

  • Autumn term - Monday, October 26, 2020, to Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Autumn term ends Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Christmas holiday - Monday, December 21, 2020, to Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Spring term - starts Monday, January 4, 2021
  • Spring term - Monday, February 15, 2021, to Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Spring term - starts Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Easter holidays - Friday, April 2, 2021, to Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Summer term - starts Monday, April 19, 2021
  • Summer half term - Monday, May 31, 2021, to Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Summer term ends - Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Summer holidays - Monday, July 26, 2021 to Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Dorset Council term dates for 2021 - 2022

  • Autumn term - starts Thursday, September 2, 2021
  • Autumn half term - Monday, October 25, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Autumn term ends - Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Christmas holidays - Monday, December 20, 2021 to Monday, January 3, 2022
  • Spring term - starts Tuesday, January 4, 2022
  • Spring half term - Monday, February 21, 2022 to Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Spring term - ends Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Easter holidays - Monday, April 11, 2022 to Friday, April 22, 2022