Dates of Vacations and Terms for British Schools 2023/24

Dates of Vacations and Terms for British Schools 2023/24

After nearly six weeks of summer vacation, it’s finally starting to sink in for kids when their parents start asking about school lunches and uniforms.

Those entering the sixth form directly after receiving their GCSE results will have a short turnaround time, while those entering universities will have a few more weeks before the start of the fall term.

To paraphrase one of my favorite quotes, “You, your teachers, and your parents have worked so hard, and you should feel incredibly proud of your achievements!” Gillian Keegan, Secretary of Education, made the statement in a video address last week.
The sun is out over London today, the first day of September, after a regrettably damp August, maybe suggesting some hope ahead of the autumn term.

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And it’s not all bad news; you have nearly two months before the clocks fall back, and on the last Saturday of the holiday weekend, theaters across the UK are discounting their prices by as much as £3.

For the 2023–2024 school year, when do the semesters begin and end?

The specific dates and hours will vary based on a number of circumstances, such as the type of school and whether or not there are inset days or exam periods. Please verify these dates with the school before planning any significant time off during the 2023–2024 school year. If you’re wondering if this implies kids have to show up to class on Christmas Eve, the answer is no; all of these dates are weekdays.

Season of Fall Studying

While the new school year in Scotland kicked off on August 16, it doesn’t officially start in England and Wales until Monday, September 4.

Idle time

England’s half-term will be from October 23 to 27, Scotland’s from October 6 to 17, and Wales’ from October 30 to November 3.

Thanksgiving holiday

In England, the Christmas break will begin on December 21 and last until January 3, in Scotland it will go until January 8, and in Wales it will last until December 22.

The February break in 2024

Half term in England and Wales will be February 19–26, Easter will be March 29–April 1, and summer vacation will begin on July 24 of that year.

For Scotland, half term will be February 9-19 and then Easter will be March 28 to April 15. On June 28, 2024, school will be let out for the summer.

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