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UK News When do schools go back after Christmas? January 2020 term start dates around the UK

17:30  02 january  2020
17:30  02 january  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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The Christmas holidays are drawing to a close as we head out of the festive period and dive into the New Year. Kids might be dreading it, parents may not be able to contain their excitement. But when exactly do the schools go back?

Here is everything you need to know:

When do the schools go back?

Officially, the new autumn term runs from Friday January 3 until Friday February 14

Dates will vary depending on towns and regions, so it's worth checking with your school's website to see the exact dates for your child.

Similarly, academies, free schools, foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools get to set their own term calendars, which can differ from the ones set by local authorities.

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Typically, kids start going back to school around the beginning of September, with most autumn term dates starting between Monday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 4. But keep in mind that dates differ from school to school with some terms starting earlier and some the week after .

Most schools close around the same time for the Christmas and New Year break giving children a Most schools will go back on Monday, January 6 2020 - but some are returning on Tuesday School term dates 2020 : Depending on the school , kids start back on the 6th or 7th of January (Image

You’ll also need to contact them directly to find out what their holiday dates are.

Unlike the summer holidays, which see pupils in Scotland and Northern Ireland breaking up from class up to three weeks earlier than those in England and Wales, the Christmas holidays start roughly around the same time for all the constituent nations of the UK.

When are the next school holidays?

The half term holidays for the spring term 2020 will run from Monday February 17 to Friday February 21.

The next end of term holidays will be the Easter holidays, which this year fall between Monday April 6 - Friday April 17.

The key dates for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year are as follows:

Spring term 2020: Friday January 3 - Friday February 14

February half term 2020: Monday February 17 - Friday February 21

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Spring term 2020: Monday, February 24 - Friday April 3

Easter holidays 2020: Monday April 6 - Friday April 17

Summer term 2020: Monday April 20 - Friday May 22

May half term 2020: Monday May 25 - Friday May 29

Summer term 2020: Monday June 1 - Friday July 17

Summer holidays 2020: Monday July 20 - Tuesday September 1

Again, these dates can vary depending on towns and regions, so it's worth checking with your school's website to see if there are any discrepancies.

It's now common practice for schools to have a fully functioning website, where most will post their term dates.

But if you're still struggling to find dates for your child's school, local councils will also usually provide the details too.

It's also worth making a note of bank holidays, as these can fall outside of standard school holidays, giving kids an extra day off.

For instance, the May Day bank holiday has been moved to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020, and will now be on a Friday rather than a Monday.

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Will there be any snow days?

As kids head back to school among the freezing temperatures of January's mid-winter, many will be hoping class might be called off in the aftermath of a blanket of snow.

According to the Met Office, snow is unlikely during the first week back at school in 2020, but possible.

Their long-range forecast predicts "unsettled" conditions across the northwest with "spells of locally heavy rain and strengthening winds interspersed with scattered showers.

"These showers could turn to snow over higher ground," they say, but "across the southeast it should be more settled with light winds and longer drier, brighter periods with some sunshine possible at times.

"Temperatures look to be above average across the north with the potential for some very mild conditions locally.

"Further south, temperatures should be be around normal for the time of year with some colder interludes possible."

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