When is the next half-term? Term and holiday dates for 2024

Schoolchildren in the UK have only one more bank holiday left this academic year (PA Wire)
Schoolchildren in the UK have only one more bank holiday left this academic year (PA Wire)

Children across the UK are enjoying a bit of time away from the classroom during the May half-term holidays.

School term dates can vary by local council and individual schools may host their inset days at the beginning and end of term. But most children started their half-term break on May 27 and will return to the classroom on June 3.

Are there any more half-terms to look forward to this year? Let’s find out.

When is the May half-term in 2024?

Most school-age children and teenagers are currently on their May half-term holidays.

It ends on May 31, meaning most pupils will go back to school for the rest of the summer term on June 3.

Then, they will have just under two months until they break up for the summer holidays.

When do children break up for summer in 2024?

Children will break up from school on Wednesday July 24. Most children will be back at school on Monday September 2, after six weeks off.

When is the next half-term?

After this half-term holiday, there will be no more half-term until the next school year. Pupils will have another week off in October 2024.

Bank holidays during the 2023-2024 school year

Most bank holidays have already taken place during the 2023-2024 school year – only the summer bank holiday on August 26 remains, which falls during the school holidays.

Make sure to check with your child’s school for its exact term dates, as holidays and inset days can vary. The information should be available on the school’s website or your local council’s website.