Term Dates

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.


WJS and WIS Term Dates 2024-25

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 below.

INSET Days for the 23/24 academic year are:

  • Fri 1 September 2023
  • Mon 4 September 2023
  • Thu 4 January 2024
  • Fri 5 January 2024
  • Mon 15 April 2024

INSET days for the 24/25 academic year are:

  • 2nd September
  • 3rd September
  • 20th December
  • 6th January
  • 14th February