Knowsley school term dates

Term dates for Knowsley primary, secondary and special schools from 2016 to 2018.

Knowsley Local Authority has agreed the adoption of a standard school term and holiday pattern with the Greater Merseyside Authorities. 

The principles on which the school term dates are set are:

  • All terms will start on a Monday (except where a bank holiday prevents this, in which case the term will start on a Tuesday).
  • October half term will always be the last full week in October
  • February half term will always be the third week in February
  • Easter Break, known as Spring break, will always be the first 2 full weeks in April and will not move with the Easter holiday
  • Easter may still fall in the Spring Break, but where it doesn’t, it will still be observed by the two bank holidays for Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • There will always be a break for 1 full week in May beginning with the Spring Bank Holiday Monday
  • Where a school is open for part of a week, the school will be open for 3 or more days to encourage good attendance
  • The five INSET teacher training days are to be agreed by each school governing body

Please check your child’s school term dates with your child’s school

Academic year 2016/17

Autumn term 2016

5 September 2016 – 21 December 2016

Half term

24 October 2016 – 28 October 2016

Spring term 2017

3 January 2017 – 31 March 2017

Half term

13 February 2017 – 17 February 2017

Summer term 2017

18 April 2017 – 21 July 2017

Half term

29 May 2016 – 2 June 2016

Academic year 2017/18

Autumn term 2017  

Monday 4 September - Thursday 21 December

Half term

Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October

Spring term 2018  

Monday 8 January - Thursday 29 March

Half term

Monday 12 February - Friday 16 February

Summer term 2018

Monday 16 April - Wednesday 25 July

Half term

Monday 28 May - Friday 1 June

Academic year 2018/19

Autumn term 2018

Monday 3 September - Thursday 20 December

Half term

Monday 22 October - Friday 26 October

Spring term 2019

Monday 7 January - Friday 5 April

Half term

Monday 18 February - Friday 22 February

Summer term 2019

Tuesday 23 April - Wednesday 24 July

Half term

Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May