When do the summer holidays start in 2019 and how can you find out when your kids break up? UK 2018/19 school calendar

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CLASSROOMS are set to empty out as teachers and children take a well-earned break over the summer vacation.

Parents will no doubt be working out how and where to spend their holidays, so here are all the dates you need to know so that you can get going with all those fun plans you have in mind.

These are the holiday and term dates for YOUR kids - so get them in your diary
These are the holiday and term dates for YOUR kids – so get them in your diary
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What are the summer term and summer half term dates?

Schools are in their summer term now – it runs from Tuesday, April 23, until Wednesday, July 24.

These dates will vary depending on the school and you are advised to check your school’s website.

The period includes half term, which was from Monday, May 27, to Friday, May 31, 2019.

Kids returned to school on Monday, June 3, for the last few weeks until the summer break.

Parents will no doubt be working out where to spend their long and extended summer break
Parents will no doubt be working out where to spend their long and extended summer break
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When are the summer holidays 2019?

Many children will be leaving school for their summer break around Wednesday, July 24.

The summer break runs from Thursday, July 25, with pupils returning on Tuesday, September 3.

It is always best to check the Government or school website in your area to make sure you have the correct date.

Some areas such as Leicestershire break up earlier on Friday, July 12.

Locations in Scotland break up even earlier with the last day of school on Thursday, July 4.

UK 2018/19 school calendar

  • Summer term – Tuesday, April 23-Friday, May 24
  • Summer half term – Monday, May 27-Friday, May 31
  • Summer term – Monday, June 3-Wednesday, July 24
  • Summer holiday – Thursday, July 25-Tuesday, September 3


How can I check the term dates for my child’s school?

Most schools publish their term dates on their websites.

And councils will usually also provide the details online.

This handy website also lists all bank holidays and school holidays in every local authority area for the academic years 2018/2019 and 2019/20.



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