14th August 2020
Coming to the UK to teach? One of the first major differences you’ll notice is that in the UK, the school year runs from July to September instead of January to December. The dates for 2020/2021 are below, although it’s worth noting that all schools are allocated 5 inset days which they may add to the beginning or end of term to extend the break, making individual school term dates variable.
There are three terms in the UK school year, each term is 13 weeks. Each term is split into two halves, with six weeks in school and a half-term break of a week.
Wednesday 2 September – Friday 18th December
Half Term Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October
Monday 4 January 2021 – Wednesday 31 March 2021
Half term Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2021
Monday 19 April 2021 – Ends Friday 23 July 2021
Half term Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June 2021
The majority of students in the UK attend state-funded schools within the...
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