When do the 2019 summer holidays start and how can you find out when your kids break up? UK 2018/19 school calendar

THE Easter holidays are here with families packing their bags for a spring getaway.

And parents will be looking ahead to the summer holidays. Here's all the dates you need to know so you can plan ahead.

When are the Easter holidays 2019?

Term dates vary from school to school, but most follow roughly the same schedule.

In many areas, schools are breaking for Easter on Friday, April 5, and return on Tuesday, April 23.

But some dates may vary for voluntary aided and foundation schools, and independent schools set their own timetables.

What are the dates of the summer term and summer half term?

The summer term runs from Tuesday, April 23, until Wednesday, July 24.

As with the Easter break, these dates will vary depending on the school and you are advised to check your school's website.

These dates will include half term from Monday, May 27, to Friday, May 31, 2019.

When are the summer holidays 2019?

Many children will be leaving school for their summer break around Wednesday, July 24.

The summer break runs from Thursday, July 25, with pupils returning on Tuesday, September 3.

It is always best to check the government or school website in your area to make sure you have the correct date.

Some areas such as Leicestershire break up earlier on Friday, July 12.

Locations in Scotland break up even earlier with the last day of school on Thursday, July 4.

UK 2018/19 school calendar

  • Easter holidays – Monday, April 8, 2019-Monday, April 22
  • Summer term – Tuesday, April 23-Friday, May 24
  • Summer half term – Monday, May 27-Friday, May 31
  • Summer term – Monday, June 3-Wednesday, July 24
  • Summer holiday – Thursday, July 25-Tuesday, September 3

How can I check the term dates for my child's school?

Most schools publish their term dates on their websites.

And councils will usually also provide the details online.

This handy website also lists all bank holidays and the school holidays in every local authority area for the academic years 2018/2019 and 2019/20.

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