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School term dates 2016–17

School term dates for Lewisham schools in the year 2016–17.

Autumn term

  • Monday 5 September–Friday 21 October (35 days)
  • Half term: Monday 24 October–Friday 28 October
  • Monday 31 October–Wednesday 21 December (38 days)

Spring term

  • Tuesday 3 January–Friday 10 February (29 days)
  • Half term: Monday 13 February–Friday 17 February  
  • Monday 20 February–Friday 31 March (30 days)

Summer term

  • Tuesday 18 April–Friday 26 May (28 days) (May Day will be taken on 1 May)
  • Half term: Monday 29 May–Friday 2 June
  • Monday 5 June–Friday 21 July 35

Total: 195

In 2016/17 children should attend for 190 days (or 380 half sessions).  Teachers must be available to work for 195 days during the academic year. 

Schools which close for local elections are required to extend a term or coincide the closure with an INSET day.

Public holidays

  • Boxing Day: Monday 26 December 2016
  • Substitute for Christmas Day: Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Substitute New Year’s Day: Monday 2 January 2017
  • Good Friday: Friday 14 April 2017
  • Easter Monday: Monday 17 April 2017
  • May Day: Monday 1 May 2017
  • Spring Holiday: Monday 29 May 2017
  • Summer Holiday: Monday 28 August 2017.

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