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When do your school holidays start?

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ThanksForAllTheFish Sun 09-Jul-17 12:13:52

Hi quick question. If you live in England - particularly the south - when do your school holidays start?

We are off to Centre Parcs Woburn on Friday and I'm hoping it's not too busy. We live in Scotland our school holidays started a couple of weeks ago but due to other members of our group this was the only week we book. I did check a few of the local council websites for holiday dates and it appears most of the schools will be finishing up the week after we go (so around 24th July?). I'm not entirely sure of all the areas though and I think I may have missed out a fair few.

I know it will be relatively busy as some people will take kids out of school early to save money, but I was hoping it would be a little bit quieter than the peak summer holiday season madness.

mrz Sun 09-Jul-17 12:18:15

21st July

ShowOfHands Sun 09-Jul-17 12:19:14

Not until July 21st here. Friends with dc at private school are already on holiday.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Sun 09-Jul-17 12:28:36

26th july

Frankiestein401 Sun 09-Jul-17 12:28:42

You can tell how busy cparcs are by looking at pricing then availability. - imho they're never especially quiet apart from start/end of year - just get to pool early in this weather smile

MyBootsAreMuddy Sun 09-Jul-17 12:30:00

I'm in SW one of mine broke up Friday 7th, one is on weds 12th and the others fri 14th lunch time.
They are in private school though, as far as I know the state schools in my area break up on 21st.

ThanksForAllTheFish Sun 09-Jul-17 12:30:11

I was kind of hoping most would be around that date.

21st is the day we leave so I'm thinking we will just miss all the peak season madness, but it will still be busy enough there will be plenty of other children for DD and her cousins to interact/ play with.

ThanksForAllTheFish Sun 09-Jul-17 12:34:44

Frankiestein401 This weather? You have sunshine? Is it really warm?

* looks out window at torrential rain and wind.

We are 13 degrees today. I think we've had 2 nice days so far since the schoools broke up. It's been rain the rest of the time sad

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Sun 09-Jul-17 12:39:16

25th here (SE) but all the independent schools are out already. Very warm (high 20s) here for the last few days.

SnowBallsAreHere Sun 09-Jul-17 12:41:05

We aren't too far from Woburn and it was high 20s here yesterday. have a great holiday

HeadDreamer Sun 09-Jul-17 12:45:10

24th but we have 2 inset day. Hampshire officially starts on 26th!

ThanksForAllTheFish Sun 09-Jul-17 12:52:39

Ok I will make sure I pack some shorts. I've been checking my weather app on and off for the weather in Woburn but it's been swinging between clouds and rain, to glorious sunshine. I think I will pack for warm weather with the possibility of some rain. Don't think we will need wellies but will take some boots anyway and make sure we have lighter weight waterproof coats.

MirandaWest Sun 09-Jul-17 12:54:14

DD and DS break up on 26th July

GetTheGoodLookingGuy Sun 09-Jul-17 16:18:24

21st SW

Allthebestnamesareused Sun 09-Jul-17 18:54:41

We broke up 5 July.

Most of the independents are first week July.

Gizlotsmum Sun 09-Jul-17 18:56:43

18th July.

jamdonut Sun 09-Jul-17 19:23:47

In East Yorkshire, we (staff) are supposed to finish on Tuesday 25th July, but we had our two inset days as evening trainings during Spring term, instead. So we get to finish with the kids on Friday 21st July !grin

Ecureuil Sun 09-Jul-17 19:24:38

Friday 14th

Blankscreen Sun 09-Jul-17 20:55:09

State Schools in Surrey 21st July.

Private Schools last Friday.

MiaowTheCat Sun 09-Jul-17 21:22:41

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Hulababy Sun 09-Jul-17 21:25:24


I (state school) break up on the 21st.
DD (independent school) breaks up on the 14th.

Zoflorabore Mon 10-Jul-17 04:33:51

21st July for both dc( primary and secondary age )

North west.

Hoppinggreen Mon 10-Jul-17 08:11:18

Yorkshire here
21st for Primary DS and most secondaries round here but one of them finishes on 25th
DD (Private) finished last Friday

SquirmOfEels Mon 10-Jul-17 08:21:19

There's a thing called the London Inter Authority Admissions Group (LIAAG), and amongst other things they (attempt to) coordinate all borough term dates. It doesn't always work!

Many London boroughs finish on 21 July.

Private schools have all finished now.

Only1scoop Mon 10-Jul-17 08:48:58

We've already broken up

This is the 2 weeks we do stuff as it's still relatively quiet.

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