Manchester City Council

Schools & education School holidays and term dates

    Most Manchester schools have the same holiday dates. But some voluntary-aided, foundation, or academy schools may differ. If in doubt, contact the individual school.

    Last day of summer term: Tuesday, 21 July 2015

    School holidays 2015/16

    Start of new school year: Tuesday, 1 September 2015

    Half term holiday: Monday 26 October 2015 - Friday 30 October 2015

    Christmas holiday: Monday 21 December 2015 - Friday 1 January 2016

    Half term holiday: Monday 15 February 2016 - Friday 19 February 2016

    Easter holiday: Monday 4 April 2016 - Friday 15 April 2016

    Half term holiday: Monday 30 May 2016 - Friday 3 June 2016

    Last day of Summer term: Thursday, 21 July 2016

    Bank Holidays 2016

    • Good Friday: Friday, 25 March 2016
    • Easter Monday: Monday, 28 March 2016
    • May Day: Monday, 2 May 2016
    • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday, 30 May 2016


    School holidays 2016/17

    As a result of the Deregulation Act 2015, responsibility for setting the school calendar now rests with each individual governing body. The proposed calendar is for guidance only. Check the school website or contact the individual school for more information.

    Start of new school year: Thursday, 1 September 2016

    Half term holiday: Monday, 24 October 2016 – Friday, 28 October 2016

    Christmas holiday: Monday, 26 December 2016 – Friday, 6 January 2017

    Half term holiday: Monday, 20 February 2017 – Friday, 24 February 2017

    Easter holiday: Monday, 3 April 2017 – Monday, 17 April 2017

    Half term holiday: Monday, 29 May 2017 – Friday, 2 June 2017

    Last day of Summer term:  Friday, 21 July 2017

    Bank Holidays 2017

    • Good Friday - Friday, 14 April 2017
    • Easter Monday - Monday, 17 April 2017
    • May Day - Monday, 1 May 2017
    • Spring Bank Holiday - Monday, 29 May 2017

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