School terms, school holidays and other closure dates
This page provides information about the school terms and holidays for Rotherham authority-maintained schools for the current and next academic years:
- September 2013 to July 2014 - School term and holiday dates
- September 2014 to July 2015 - School term and holiday dates
Please note that academies, free schools and voluntary aided schools are free to set their own term dates so may differ from those above. Please check with the individual school if it is not a Rotherham authority-maintained school.
The school year is made up of 190 days for pupils, divided into three terms: Autumn, Spring and Summer. Each term is divided into half terms by a half term holiday.
The term dates for each academic year are set in advance. The school term and holiday dates are now set until July 2015.
The school term and holiday dates for schools in Rotherham have been set by the local authority. When we set the term dates we use the Local Government Association's (LGA) proposed school term dates and we work with other local authorities which are close to Rotherham (Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield) and groups that represent teaching staff and other staff.
Staff training days (inset days)
In addition to school holidays, each school organises five training and development days for its own staff. These are sometimes called inset days. These training and development days are decided by the school and are different for each school.
If you want to know the dates of staff training days for a particular school you should contact the school directly.
Other closure dates
There may also be other days when schools are closed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as bad weather or when there is a problem at the school. Further information about school closures due to bad weather is available via this website and for information about other school closures you should contact the school directly.
If you require any further information about school terms and school holiday dates you can contact us using the school admissions contact form.
Last modified: 15/10/2013