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Welsh Government - School term dates - Regulations

Welsh Ministers have used the Education (Wales) Act 2014 to make legislative changes to how term dates are set in order to enable harmonisation of school term dates for all maintained schools.

These changes mean that local authorities and the governing bodies of voluntary aided and foundation schools can be directed by the Welsh Ministers on what their term dates must be if those dates are not harmonised, or if they need changing.

This consultation seeks your views on the proposed term dates and draft direction.  

Harmonised Term Dates and Minister’s Direction

 

Standard Training Dates 2017/18

Please note that training days for teaching staff are held periodically. The Standard Training Dates are shown below. On training days, the school premises are open but pupils are not admitted. Full-time teachers work 195 days in a year and teach children in a classroom for no more than 190 days. 5 days = Designated staff training days.

Schools can choose to vary these dates. Please check with your school for any variations to the standard dates.

 

School Closures for Staff Training Days in Flintshire Schools - 2017 / 2018
 Elfed High School 01/09/17  04/09/17  08/01/18  10/07/18  20/07/18 
 Connah's Quay High School 01/09/17 04/09/17 08/01/18  23/03/18 04/05/18
 Flint High School 01/09/17 27/10/17 08/01/18    
 St Richard Gwyn
 Catholic High School
01/09/17 04/09/17 27/10/17 08/01/18  09/04/18
 Ysgol Maes Hyfryd 01/09/17 04/09/17 22/12/17  04/06/18  05/06/18
 Hawarden High School 01/09/17  04/09/17  08/01/18  09/04/18  20/07/18
 Ysgol Treffynnon  01/09/17  04/09/17  27/10/17  08/01/18  23/03/18
 Castell Alun High School  01/09/17  04/09/17  08/01/18  19/07/18  20/07/18
 Alun School, Mold  01/09/17  08/01/18  23/03/18  19/07/18  20/07/18
 Ysgol Maes Garmon  01/09/17  08/01/18  23/03/18  19/07/18  20/07/18
 Argoed High School  01/09/17  04/09/17  08/01/18  10/07/18  20/07/18
 St David's High School  01/09/17  04/09/17  22/12/17  25/05/18  25/06/18
 PRU 01/09/17 04/09/17 08/01/18 09/04/18 22/06/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




The LA no longer recommends set training days.  Schools set their own

School Term Dates 2017 / 2018

Autumn Term 2017

- 1 September 2017 - 27 October 2017
- 6 November 2017 - 22 December 2017

Spring Term 2018

- 8 January 2018 - 09 February 2018
- 19 February 2018 - 23 March 2018

Summer Term 2018

- 9 April 2018 - 25 May 2018
May Day: 7 May 2018
- 4 June 2018 - 20 July 2018 

School Term and Holiday Dates 2017-18 (pdf, 130kb, new window)

School Term dates 2018 / 2019

Autumn Term 2018

- 3 September 2018 – 26 October 2018
- 5 November 2018 – 21 December 2018

Spring Term 2019

- 7 January 2019 – 22 February 2019
- 4 March 2019 – 12 April 2019

Summer Term 2019

- 29 April 2019 – 24 May 2019
May Day : 6 May, 2019
- 3 June 2019 – 22 July 2019