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School term dates 2021-22

​School term dates for Lewisham schools in the year 2021–22

Autumn term  

  • Wednesday 1 September to Friday 22 October (38 days)

  • Half term: Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October

  • Monday 1 November to Friday 17 December (35 days)

Spring term

  • Tuesday 4 January to Friday 11 February (29 days)

  • Half term: Monday 14 February to Friday 18 February

  • Monday 21 February to Friday 1 April (30 days)

Summer term

  • Tuesday 19 April to Friday 27 May (28 days) (the early May bank holiday will be taken on 2 May)

  • Half term: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June

  • Monday 6 June to Friday 22 July (35 days)

Total: 195 

In 2021–22 children should attend school for 190 days (or 380 half sessions). Teachers must be available to work for 195 days during the academic year. 

Schools which close for local elections must extend a term or coincide the closure with an INSET day.

Public holidays 

  • Christmas Day: Saturday 25 December 2021 (Monday 27 December substitute day)

  • Boxing Day: Sunday 26 December 2021 (Tuesday 28 December substitute day)

  • New Year’s Day: Saturday 1 January 2022 (Monday 3 January substitute day)

  • Good Friday: Friday 15 April 2022

  • Easter Monday: Monday 18 April 2022

  • Early May bank holiday: Monday 2 May 2022

  • Spring bank holiday: Monday 30 May 2022

  • Summer bank holiday: Monday 29 August 2022