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Easter Holiday Dates?

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JanH Tue 22-Feb-05 13:26:25

Lancs schools break up Fri 18/3 and go back Mon 4/4 and I was assuming that was universal (except for areas that have gone on to 5 terms or whatever) but have just discovered that Herts break up on Good Friday (25/3) and go back on Mon 11/4 - presumably in an attempt to even out the length of the terms.

So, just out of interest, when are everybody else's dates, please?

whymummy Tue 22-Feb-05 13:30:02

ours break up on the 24th and go back the 11th,very confusing as there's an inset day on the 18th so everyone assumed the school finished on the 17th and a lot of people booked fly tickets for then,me included,the school didn't give us the right information

Kayleigh Tue 22-Feb-05 13:31:45

Barnet schools break up 18th and go back 4th too JanH.

Yorkiegirl Tue 22-Feb-05 13:31:57

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roisin Tue 22-Feb-05 13:36:07

Ha ha ha! I asked this question months ago on here, and you gave me a really helpful website with all the LEAs on it Janh! (Which I have referred to loads of times since - thank you!)

Cumbria break up 24 March and go back Mon 11 April. This seemed to be more common in my survey.

Oxfordshire are doing something completely barmy, like (from memory) having the Easter bank holidays off, but then going back to school and breaking up on 1 April for a fortnight.

roisin Tue 22-Feb-05 13:37:43

some more answers for you here

toomanypushchairs Tue 22-Feb-05 13:41:04

Greenwich(SE london) are breaking up on thurs 24 return 11 apr. Some schools have inset day 11 so don't go back till 12th

foxinsocks Tue 22-Feb-05 13:42:23

richmond upon thames is 24th and the 11th (as, I think is Hounslow)

lou33 Tue 22-Feb-05 13:45:17

same as whymummy here

alibubbles Tue 22-Feb-05 14:54:28

The schools I cover are 22nd March to 14th April incl. in Herts.

DS's school always go back on a Friday for a new term, sots them out to settle down to serious stuff on the Monday!

JanH Tue 22-Feb-05 15:09:34

Thanks everybody, esp roisin for giving me my own link back ! Quite a few LEAs are doing the last-minute break-up, then.

Essex are doing the same as Oxford - I found out last month when I discovered the theatre in Harlow had its half term kids' shows the wrong week for Herts Primary Times - they have Easter weekend off and then 2 weeks mid-April. That actually seems like a really sensible arrangement to me, roisin; as YG says it avoids 2 impossibly long half-terms and means they can all have nice cheap holidays then if they want .

serenity Tue 22-Feb-05 15:09:37

Well, we break up on thursday 24/3 and go back thursday 7/4, but thats because we than have 28 and 29/4 off for our Greek Easter. It's an awful lot easier for us when they coincide a bit more!

spacedonkey Tue 22-Feb-05 15:11:25

I booked flights for my kids to go to italy for the 2 weeks over easter and then found out that Essex have changed it this year - GRRRR! Sod them, I'm not cancelling the holiday.

Slinky Tue 22-Feb-05 15:12:46

We have Good Friday and Easter Monday off - back to school on the Tuesday.

We then have a "2-week Spring Holiday" - they finish on 8 April and go back on 25 April

JanH Tue 22-Feb-05 15:12:57

Hello donk!!!

Bad luck about the flights - bet they would have been cheaper later too, warmer weather as well - would it cost a lot to change them?

spacedonkey Tue 22-Feb-05 15:15:16

it is possible to change them, but it would cost more than the flights cost originally IYKWIM. Was a logistical nightmare in the first place, no way am I changing it!

JanH Tue 22-Feb-05 15:16:35


Are you going too or just them? Hope you/they have a great time - not long to wait anyway!

(Have you been to Spain yet?)

Azure Tue 22-Feb-05 15:17:34

DS's school (he started in pre-school yesterday) is off from March 23 to April 20th - almost a month. Bloody private schools.

Beetroot Tue 22-Feb-05 15:17:57

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grumpyfrumpy Tue 22-Feb-05 15:21:06

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marialuisa Tue 22-Feb-05 15:22:52

Azure-DD breaks up on March 18th and doesn't go back until April 18th. Her current private school follows the LEA holiday regs, the new one (different part of the country) doesn't!

JanH Tue 22-Feb-05 15:22:56

I wonder what will happen if we all suddenly shift to fixed April holidays...

DS2's 12th birthday is on April 15 and this will only be the second one he has ever had during term-time so he is quite pleased!

Catan Tue 22-Feb-05 18:56:32

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Tinker Tue 22-Feb-05 18:59:26

Oh, another April 8th birthday here as well. Same term dates as Jan but with inset days tagged on either end

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