West Sussex Term dates and holiday dates are released months in advance. The term dates for West Sussex are detailed below. If you want to check the details of any other local authority, please follow the links at the bottom of the page.
Individual schools can use five of the 195 days for staff training inset days.
For maintained and voluntary-controlled schools, we must set term and holiday dates.
West Sussex academies, sixth form colleges, and independent schools may not observe term dates. Each college or school’s website has further info.
Local schools and teaching representation bodies consult before finalizing term dates.
West Sussex Term Dates
Autumn term 2022
Starts: Thursday 1 September
Half term: Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October
Ends: Friday 16 December
Spring term 2023
Starts: Tuesday 3 January
Half term: Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February
Ends: Friday 31 March
Summer term 2023
Starts: Monday 17 April
Half term: Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Ends: Friday 21 July
Autumn term 2023
Starts: Friday 1 September
Half term: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October
Ends: Friday 15 December
Spring term 2024
Starts: Tuesday 2 January
Half term: Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February
Ends: Thursday 28 March
Summer term 2024
Starts: Monday 15 April
Half term: Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May
Ends: Tuesday 23 July
West Sussex School Holidays
Council holiday dates rarely vary. Check back for any changes and visit the West Sussex County Council website for their 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 approved calendars.
You may also visit the West Sussex County Council webpage for urgent or last-minute changes.
Individual schools may have different dates due to teacher training and other factors.
School Holidays 2021-2022
|First Day of School||2 Sep 2021|
|Autumn Half-Term Holidays||25 Oct 2021|
|29 Oct 2021|
|Christmas Holidays||20 Dec 2021|
|3 Jan 2022|
|Spring Half Term Holidays||21 Feb 2022|
|25 Feb 2022|
|Spring Holidays||11 Apr 2022|
|22 Apr 2022|
|Summer Half Term Holidays||30 May 2022|
|3 Jun 2022|
|Summer Holidays||25 Jul 2022|
|31 Aug 2022|
School Holidays 2022-2023
|First Day of School||1 Sep 2022|
|Autumn Half-Term Holidays||24 Oct 2022|
|28 Oct 2022|
|Christmas Holidays||19 Dec 2022|
|2 Jan 2023|
|Spring Half Term Holidays||13 Feb 2023|
|17 Feb 2023|
|Spring Holidays||3 Apr 2023|
|14 Apr 2023|
|Summer Half Term Holidays||29 May 2023|
|2 Jun 2023|
|Summer Holidays||24 Jul 2023|