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Term dates

Information on term dates for the 2023-24 school year in Leicester. Future term dates for 2024-25 to 2026-27 and can be found at the bottom of this page.

Term dates

The information below shows the date patterns we set, which all maintained and voluntary controlled schools in the city are obliged to follow.

Children are expected to attend 190 days in each school year. Schools identify five other days for staff training, these are known as INSET days. Schools can choose different dates on which to close for INSET days, the local authority recommends some of these days. We strongly advise that you check with your own school directly to confirm.

Academies and free schools are able to set their own term dates, you should always check with the school directly to ask them about their own term dates.

School term and holiday dates 2023/24

Autumn term 2023

Open / Closure/ Holidays Dates
Schools open Tuesday 29 August 2023
Schools close Friday 13 October 2023
Autumn half term Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October 2023
Schools open Monday 23 October 2023
Schools close Friday 22 December 2023
Christmas and new year holiday Monday 25 December 2023 to Friday 5 January 2024

Spring term 2024

Open / Closure / Holidays Dates
Schools open Monday 8 January 2024
Schools close Friday 16 February 2024
Spring half term Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February 2024
Schools open Monday 26 February 2024
Schools close Friday 22 March 2024
Easter holidays Monday 25 March to Friday 5 April 2024

Summer term 2024

Open / Closure / Holidays Dates
Schools open Monday 8 April 2024
Bank holiday Monday 6 May 2024
Schools close Friday 24 May 2024
Summer half term Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2024
Schools open Monday 3 June 2024
Schools close Friday 12 July 2024
Summer holiday begins Monday 15 July 2024

Future term dates

We consulted on school term and holiday date patterns for 2022/23 through to 2026/27. Future agreed dates can be viewed below: