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Knowing the school holiday dates, allows you to plan the year ahead. I'm all for being prepared, but it allows me to schedule the following things...
If you don't have children, your perhaps wondering why you need to know these dates?
Well having a cursory knowledge of when the term times are means you can avoid the school holidays for things such as your vacation.
I count the main school holidays as the ones where there is more than a week off.
Typically they fall around Easter, Christmas and Summer.
The main holidays tend to fall in seasons, but they would be very long terms without a break. So the school system here breaks these terms down a little further. This changes from 3 terms into 6.
The breaks are usually a week in length, and fall anywhere between 6-8 weeks after the start date of term.
The half term breaks are...
For this year, please see this table...
The schools will always confirm the current year's holiday. Sometimes they are good enough to give you the main holiday dates for the coming Academic year.
However, you can certainly look these up by contacting your local education authority. They may well have the details on their Website.
Each school gets the option to use 5 days for Teacher's Training.
When these first came about, as Teacher's training days, the school would elect any particular date within the term. This played havoc with arranging childcare. Since those early days, the Teacher's Training days tend to be added to the beginning or end of one of the holiday periods.
As these are to be decided by the local school, I cannot tell you when they will be.
You should contact the school or visit their Website.