Leeds school holidays 2021: this is when term will start and finish

Schools in Leeds are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic - and will not open until next month at the earliest.

By Joe Cooper
Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 11:45 am

The government has declared Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils could return to school from June 1, but Leeds City Council said yesterday (Tuesday) it will leave the decision of whether to restart lessons to individual schools, adding they will ‘not expect every school to open from day one’ as lockdown measures ease.

The council's portfolio holder for learning Coun Jonathan Pryor claimed any reintroduction of lessons to primary school children should be done in a way that ‘minimises’ the risk of Covid-19 infection to staff, pupils and parents.

He added there would be no one-size-fits-all attitude to schools reopening, and that each school should be allowed to reintroduce pupils at its own pace.

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Leeds school holidays 2021.

Leeds City Council set the dates for school terms, and while the next few months remain unclear when it comes to schools reopening, these are the term dates for September 2020 onward.

If your child goes to an academy, free school, foundation school or voluntary-aided schools, you should contact them directly, as they do not have to follow dates set by the local authority.

2020-2021 academic year:

- Summer break: Schools open on Monday, September 7

- Autumn mid-term: Schools close on Friday, October 23 and open on Monday, November 2

- Christmas: Schools close on Friday, December 18 and open on Monday, January 4

- Spring mid-term: Schools close on Friday, February 12 and open on Monday, February 22

- Easter: Schools close on Thursday, April 1 and open on on Monday, April 19

- May Bank Holiday: Schools close on Friday, April 30 and open on Tuesday, May 4

- Summer mid-term: Schools close on Friday, May 28 and open on Monday, June 7

- Summer: Schools close on Tuesday, July 27

Training days:

For details of individual schools five training days, please contact the school directly as these are not the same for all schools.