School Term and Holidays

Term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools are set by the local authority in consultation with neighbouring authorities and groups representing school staff.

The setting of term dates in all voluntary aided and foundation schools is the governing body’s responsibility. Academies are also responsible for determining their own dates. These schools can adopt the same dates as those agreed by the council but they are under no obligation to do so. Please check individual school websites for clarification if required.

Staff Development Days

In Wiltshire, all five staff development days (or the equivalent of 30 hours) are set at the individual school’s discretion. Your child’s school will be able to inform you of their arrangements for taking these training days. All days will be taken within the 195 published term days. The list of these days can be found on the school calendar or on the bottom of the front page of the website.