Term dates and school holidays in East Sussex

School term starts on Tuesday 6 September

Add term dates, holidays and INSET days to your calendar and get emergency closure alerts

These dates apply to all state-funded schools in East Sussex. INSET days vary from school to school.

Find your school and use 'Add school closures to your calendar', so that you get all your school's INSET days. You can also sign up for email alerts for unexpected closures.

September 2015 to August 2016
TermStart dateEnd date
Summer school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2015-2016/summer
School INSET day (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolinsetday/2015-2016/2015-09-02
School Term 1 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2015-2016/1
Autumn school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2015-2016/autumn
School Term 2 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2015-2016/2
Christmas school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2015-2016/christmas
School Term 3 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2015-2016/3
February school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2015-2016/february
School Term 4 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2015-2016/4
Spring school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2015-2016/spring
School Term 5 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2015-2016/5
May school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2015-2016/may
School Term 6 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2015-2016/6
September 2016 to August 2017
TermStart dateEnd date
Summer school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2016-2017/summer
School INSET day (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolinsetday/2016-2017/2016-09-05
School Term 1 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2016-2017/1
Autumn school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2016-2017/autumn
School Term 2 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2016-2017/2
Christmas school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2016-2017/christmas
School Term 3 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2016-2017/3
February school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2016-2017/february
School Term 4 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2016-2017/4
Spring school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2016-2017/spring
School Term 5 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2016-2017/5
May school holiday (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolholiday/2016-2017/may
School Term 6 (East Sussex) http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/id/schoolterm/2016-2017/6

Print out term dates in calendar format

School calendar 2014-15

School calendar 2014-15 – Word version

School calendar 2015-16

School calendar 2015-16 – Word version

School calendar 2016-17

School calendar 2016-17 – Word version

School calendar 2017-18

School calendar 2017-18 – Word version

How term dates are set

Many people live and work across county borders, so we work with neighbouring local authorities such as Kent, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, to try to match dates across the region as far as possible.The total number of teaching days and holidays remain the same each year.

Term-time holidays

You should not take your child out of school for a holiday during term time. Headteachers will not authorise the absence unless it is under exceptional circumstances.