New diary in hand, it’s time to start forward planning and if there are children in the house, that probably means plotting in school terms and holidays.

If you want to start preparing for your family’s spring, summer and winter breaks then you’re going to need to know when those windows of opportunity are.

That’s why we’ve gathered together all of the key dates for when Hampshire youngsters will be off school, including bank holidays, just in case you want to squeeze in a sneaky long weekend somewhere.


Who decides school terms and holidays?

The local education authority sets the holiday dates for the schools under its control.

If your child attends an academy or private school, dates may differ as they can set their own dates but they tend to largely match those of the other schools in the area.

The other dates which may differ from school to school are the five days used for staff development, commonly referred to as inset days, when schools are closed to pupils. This is due to schools being permitted to schedule these days to suit them.

Below are the school term and holiday dates set by Hampshire County Council.


Hampshire school holidays 2022

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Spring half term

  • Monday, February 21 to Friday, February 25

Easter holidays

  • Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 22

Spring term bank holidays

  • Good Friday: Friday, April 15
  • Easter Monday: Monday, April 18

Summer half term

  • Monday, May 30 to Friday, June 3

Summer holidays

  • Friday, July 22 to Wednesday, August 31

Summer term bank holidays

  • Early May bank holiday: Monday, May 2
  • Platinum Jubilee bank holiday: Friday, 3 June
  • Spring bank holiday: Thursday, 2 June
  • Summer bank holiday: Monday, 29 August