School Term and Holiday Dates 2024-25

What we want to know

We are consulting you on the proposed school term and holiday dates for the school year 2024-25 for all community and controlled schools.

As in previous years, there have been discussions between the Local Authorities in the South West Region in order to enable, as far as possible, common proposed dates.  Given the dates proposed in the region, South Gloucestershire proposes one model for consultation. This model set out a 195 day year within which schools would be responsible for identifying five staff inset days.  The main features of the model are as follows:

  • the first day of the school year is on Monday 2 September 2024;
  • breaks of two full weeks at Christmas and Easter;
  • a five-day break in October, February and May;
  • the last day of the academic year is Tuesday 22 July 2025;
  • the number of broken weeks is limited to one (at the end of the school year)

Share your views

We would like to hear from Heads of Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools, Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies in South Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire Special Schools and Alternative Provision Dioceses of Bristol, Clifton and Gloucester, Colleges of Further Education, and Neighbouring Local Authorities. 

A full calendar of term and holiday dates is available to download.

To give your comments on the proposed model, please send your feedback to no later than Wednesday 8th March

How your feedback will be used

Your feedback will help us determine a final recommended model which will be determined by the Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment and published on the council website and circulated to schools.

Additional information to help you give your feedback

Proposed School Term and Holiday Dates 2024-25

School Term Consultation Letter 2024-25

Problems giving your feedback?

If you have any issues completing the survey, please contact the Admissions and Transport Team on, or ring 01454 863295. 

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    30 Jan 2023 at 12:00
  • Closed
    8 Mar 2023 at 23:59


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