School term and holiday dates

School term dates 2019/20

Please remember to check with your individual school for confirmed term dates including inset days.

Autumn term 2019

Term 1

Monday 2 September - Friday 18 October 2019

Half Term

Monday 21 October - Friday 25 October 2019

Term 2

Monday 28 October - Thursday 19 December 2019

Christmas Break

Friday 20 December 2019 - Friday 3 January 2020

Spring term 2020 

Term 3

Monday 6 January 2020 - Friday 14 February 2020

Half Term

Monday 17 February 2020 - Friday 21 February 2020

Term 4

Monday 24 February 2020 - Thursday 2 April 2020

Easter Break

Friday 3 April 2020 - Friday 17 April 2020

Summer term 2020 

Term 5

Monday 20 April 2020 - Friday 22 May 2020

Half Term

Monday 25 May 2020 - Friday 29 May 2020

Term 6

Monday 1 June 2020 - Wednesday 22 July 2020

 Bank holidays

  • Christmas Day - 25 December 2019
  • Boxing Day - 26 December 2019
  • New Year's Day - 1 January 2020
  • Good Friday - 10 April 2020
  • Easter Monday - 13 April 2020
  • May Bank Holiday - 8 May 2020
  • Spring Bank Holiday - 25 May 2020
  • Summer Bank Holiday - 31 August 2020

Inset and flexible days

Pupils are required to be in school 190 days. Five inset days each year will be determined by each individual school.

Tower Hamlets has previously included two flexible days for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, however both Eids fall during the holiday period in 2020, therefore this has been taken into consideration in the above term dates for 2019-20.

Eid dates (approximate)
  2019 2020

Start of Ramadan

Sunday 5 May

Thursday 23 April

Eid-Al-Fitr

Tuesday 4 June

Sunday 24 May

Eid-Al-Adha

Sunday 11 August

Friday 31 July