Proposed School Half Term Dates
2018 2019 Half Term School Dates
Sometimes families find it difficult when school term dates and holidays are at
different times.Term dates can be different for schools in different parts of Wales and sometimes even schools in the same local area.
So, in 2014 the Welsh Government changed the law to help families. Now the people who set term dates for schools have to work together to agree the same term dates and holidays. If they don’t agree, Welsh Ministers have the power to step in and set term dates for everyone.
These are the dates we are planning to set for all schools in Wales for the 2018–2019 school year:
First day of school year Monday, 3rd September 2018
Autumn half term holiday
Monday, 29th October 2018 to Friday, 2nd November 2018
Monday, 24th December 2018 to Friday 4th January 2019
Spring half term
Monday, 25th February 2019 to Friday, 1st March 2019
Monday 15th April 2019 to Friday, 26th April 2019
Summer half term
Monday, 27th May 2019 to Friday, 31st May 2019
Final day in school
Monday 22nd July 2019
Do you think that these dates are a good idea?
We also want to make sure we think about how setting these dates could affect people with disabilities, people from different faiths, or other equality issues. So do you think there’s anything we’ve missed out?
To give your views and comments on what you think about these new term dates for 2018-19 and there after please comment below this article, or click on the link here to fill in the consultation document online.