Term Dates

Heathcote School 41Please see below for the general term dates for the academic year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Please note that there are a number of Inset Days included within these dates.


Term Dates for 2019-2020


Autumn Term 2019

  • Monday 2nd September to Friday 20th December 2019 (Pupils return on Wednesday 4th September)
  • Half Term: Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October 2019 (Pupils return on Monday 28th October)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23rd December 2019 to Friday 3rd January 2020
Spring Term 2020
  • Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Half Term: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2020 (Pupils return on Monday 24th February)
  • Easter Holiday Monday 6th April 2020 to Friday 17th April 2020
Summer Term 2020
  • Monday 20th April 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020
  • Half Term: Tuesday 26th May 2020 to Friday 29th May 2020
  • Monday 2nd September 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019
  • Friday 18th October 2019
  • Monday 9th March 2020

To download a chart of the 2019-2020 Term Dates please click here.



Term Dates for 2020-2021

Waltham Forest have confirmed the following Term Dates for the academic year 2020-2021;


Autumn Term 2020
  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020 – Friday 18th December 2020 (Pupils return on Friday 4th September)
  • INSET Days (School closed to pupils); Wednesday 2nd September, Thursday 3rd September, Friday 27th November
  • Half Term; Monday 26th October 2020 – Friday 30th October 2020 (Pupils return on Monday 2nd November)
  • Christmas Holiday; Monday 21st December 2020 to Monday 4th January 2021


Spring Term 2021
  • Tuesday 5th January 2021 – Thursday 1st April 2021
  • Bank Holiday; Friday 2nd April
  • INSET Day (School closed to pupils); Monday 15th March
  • Half Term; Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February 2021 (Pupils return on Monday 22nd February)
  • Easter Holiday; Friday 2nd April 2021 to Friday 16th April 2021


Summer Term 2021
  • Monday 19th April 2021 – Thursday 22nd July 2021
  • Bank Holidays; Monday 3rd May, Monday 31st May
  • Half Term; Tuesday 1st June 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021 (Pupils return on Monday 7th June)
Total School Days; 195

To download a chart of the 2020-2021 Term Dates please click here.



There are four INSET days during the school year 2020-2021. These days take place on;

  • 2nd September 2020
  • 3rd September 2020
  • 27th November 2020 and
  • 15th March 2021.

During these INSET days the school is open for staff training but is closed to pupils.