Hampshire school holidays 2020: List of term dates as pupils return to lessons

Pupils across the country will be heading back to school in September, but things will be a lot different from when many were last in lessons.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 3:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 3:30 pm

Schools will be reopening but with new measures in place to make sure social distancing can be adhered to.

At the moment that does not include Hampshire, but headteachers will have ‘flexibility’ to introduce masks in their schools if they ‘believe that it is right in their particular circumstances’.

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Here are the school dates for the 2019/20 academic year

With children going back to school parents will be looking at the school holiday and term dates to see when they can book a break away.

Some airlines are also offering deals on flights as people look to get their holidays sorted as soon as possible.

Private schools will have their own term dates – please check with your child’s school to see what their school calendar looks like.

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Parents are encouraged to check their individual school’s website for term dates, as inset dates may cause them to differ.

Here is the complete list of school holidays for Hampshire until the end of the 2020-2021 school year. This includes the dates for schools in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville and Hayling Island.

Autumn term 2020 – from Thursday September 3 to Friday December 18

Half term – from Monday October 26 to Friday October 30

Christmas break – from Monday December 21 to Friday January 1

Spring term 2021 – from Monday January 4 to Thursday April 1

Half term – from Monday February 15 to Friday February 19

Easter Holiday – from Friday April 2 to Friday April 16

Summer term – from Monday April 19 to Friday July 23

Half term – from Monday May 31 to Friday June 4

While some families in the UK remain concerned about their children returning to classrooms a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics said 90 per cent of parents indicated their children would be returning to school in September 2020.

For more information on school holiday dates go to the Portsmouth City Council or Hampshire County Council website, or contact your school directly.

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