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EASTER break 2008 - what are your school holiday dates?

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wishywotz Wed 18-Jul-07 10:07:45

Easter is in March next year so we have from
they go back after half term on the 18 Feb
are only there 4 weeks and then off
14 March - 31 March

mankyscotslass Wed 18-Jul-07 10:18:30

Spring Term

7th jan-7th feb
18th feb-20th Mar

summer term starts 7th April

SueW Wed 18-Jul-07 10:34:26

Derbyshire is unusual. Have a long weekend over Easter, back to school for a couple of weeks then two weeks off.

portonovo Wed 18-Jul-07 10:36:51

We are the same as SueW - just have a long weekend for Easter, back to school, then we break up on 4th April and go back for the summer term on 21st April.

wishywotz Wed 18-Jul-07 11:05:56

Thanks, that what I had heard that some were taking long breaks over easter and then the usual 2 weeks off in April.

Im trying to find out when the flights are cheap in April and it wasn't making any sense. So now I know why the airlines are keeping the prices high throughout that whole April period.

mankyscotslass Wed 18-Jul-07 11:08:08

I know , it sucks, they are going to be raking it in.

wishywotz Thu 19-Jul-07 11:01:11

bump for any different dates

alibubbles Thu 19-Jul-07 19:58:27

20th March - 14th April here ( Herts)

Carnoodleusfudge Thu 19-Jul-07 20:03:19

Same as Alibubbles

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 20:06:15

Our schools dates are

7th Jan - School Opens
14th Feb - school closes (training day on the 15th)
25th Feb School opens

21&24th march (Good Friday and Easter Monday I think)- school closed

25th School opens again

4th April School Closes

21st April School Opens



So SueW - ours sounds similar to yours.

Rachmumoftwo Thu 19-Jul-07 20:24:11

Our 'Easter Break' is a long weekend, with the 'Spring Break' a few weeks later to make the terms more equal. That is Somerset, and while odd to not have 2 weeks at Easter, seems to make the most sense.

SueW Thu 19-Jul-07 21:30:36

DD's school actually has the same hols as Alibubbles but I used to work there and some of the staff have children in other schools in Notts, Derbys and Leics.

Derbyshire's Spring Break is 5 April 2008 to 20 April wth 25 March (Tuesday after Easter) recommended as an Inset day.

Nottinghamshire's is 15 March 2008 to 30 March 2008

Leicestershire is 21 March 2008 to 6 April 2008

Dates include weekends.

So it's entirely possible holiday prices could be high from 15 March all the way through to around 20 April.

wishywotz Fri 20-Jul-07 11:01:02

So Easter break next year is anytime from
Last day 14 Feb - First day back Mon 21 April
and covers 5 week period.

wishywotz Fri 20-Jul-07 11:05:32

Yep Sue airline prices high for 5 weeks.
If you are planning to get away, book earlier rather than later if you see a good price, as the airlines will be making the most of it closer to departure dates.

MintChocChippyMinton Fri 20-Jul-07 18:52:25

surrey is long weekend over easter, then finishing 4 april & returning 21 april.

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