All you need to know about the beginning of the school year in Britain

Summer vacations have come to the end and many parents are able to breathe a sigh of relief, because their children start going to school again. In this article you will find information about all important dates during the new school year.

When does the academic year 2017/18 start? In most regions, the academic year 2017/18 started on Monday, September 4th. But for many schools, Monday is a working day for teachers only, and children return to classes only on Tuesday, September 5th. The end dates of the school year are set by the county council in which you are located.

When will the fall vacation start? Short fall holidays will last from 23rd to 27th of October 2017. But because of the weekend, the children return to school on Monday, October 30th.

When is the Christmas vacation? Depending on where you live, the start date of the Christmas holidays can vary between December 19th and 22nd. The end date of the Christmas holidays can also be found on the website of the local council. Some schools will start working on January 3rd, and others will start from the 8th.

When is the spring break? Again, the date can vary from school to school. Children can rest from 12th to 16th of February or from 19th to 23rd of February. The spring semester will begin next Monday and continue until Easter holidays.

When will the schoolchildren have Easter holidays? Easter Sunday will be quite early in 2018 and will be on the 1st of April. Therefore, most schools have Easter holidays starting on Thursday, March 29th, or Friday, March 30th, and will end on Monday, April 16th, 2018.

When will the summer holidays and bank holidays begin? These dates do not differ much by region. May bank holiday: May 7th, 2018. Short holidays: May 28th - June 1st. Children return to school on June 4th. The last day of study before the summer holidays in 2018: July 24th or 25th.

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