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School term dates agreed for 2025/26 academic year

9:35 am, Thursday, 15th February 2024 - 2 months ago

Schools and education

School term dates for the 2025-2026 school year have been agreed by Cabinet members at North East Lincolnshire Council this week.

The local authority has responsibility for setting term and holiday dates for all community schools, community special schools, voluntary controlled schools, pupil referral units and maintained nursery schools in the area.

Governing bodies of Voluntary Aided, Foundation, Trust Schools and Academies have responsibility for setting their own term dates, although many follow the dates set by the Local Authority.

North East Lincolnshire Council says the following dates are the same as neighbouring Lincolnshire County Council and North Lincolnshire Council, with the aim of minimising cross-boundary disruption for parents as much as possible.

Schools run by the Local Authority are required by law to be open to pupils for 190 days each school year.

Cllr Margaret Cracknell, Portfolio Holder for Children and Education, said: “The council has to set the school term dates annually. We are always mindful to set the term dates in line with our neighbouring authorities because we are aware that this makes it easier for families who have children at schools in different authorities to plan their holidays and their time off work.”

The term dates for 2025/2026, including one week for October half term, are as follows:

  TermOpenClose
1 (2025) 36 days4 September23 October
2 (2025) 35 days3 November19 December
3 (2026) 29 days6 January13 February
4 (2026) 29 days23 February2 April
5 (2026) 23 days21 April22 May
6 (2026) 38 days1 June22 July

Bank Holidays in England

  • Thursday 25 December, Friday 26 December 2025 and Thursday 1 January 2026
  • Friday 3 April and Monday 6 April 2026
  • Monday 4 May and Monday 25 May 2026
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