Hampshire School holidays are always fun, even if they’re just for a day. They give you time to catch up on the latest movies, try out the hottest gaming titles and see friends from other schools.
However, none of these holiday events will be viable without planning. Also, no planning would work if you don’t know when you’ll be having holidays.
If you’re schooling or enrolling a kid in a Hampshire school and you’re curious about when you’ll be having school holidays, you’re at the right place.
This post will outline all the Hampshire school holidays that the council has announced yet and when they’re taking place.
Hampshire Council School Holidays 2023/24
For every academic session, the Hampshire council publishes a schedule including all school holidays in the county. All schools in Hampshire adhere to it and take the holidays as required.
If you want to know when you’ll be having holidays and breaks, you can use the Hampshire council website or this website.
Here is a list of all Hampshire school holidays from the council’s website, along with their dates and the purpose.
Hampshire Autumn Half Term Resumption Day
The September resumption day is usually one of the first day of the term after holiday on a regular academic session.
The September resumption day marks the beginning of the autumn academic session, and it involves returning of teachers and students to schooling activities.
Councils set the September resumption day date for schools in their vicinity, and for Hampshire, it’s on Thursday, September 1st, 2022.
Hampshire October Break (Autumn Holidays)
The October break marks the end of the academic session in October. It’s a week-long holiday that commences from Monday, October 24th, to Friday, October 28th, 2022. However, kids won’t return to their schools until Monday, October 31st, 2022.
It’s one of the lengthier holidays for Scottish students outside those set aside to celebrate a religious event like Christmas or Easter.
Hampshire Christmas/New Year Holiday
The Christmas and New Year’s Holidays start towards the end of the calendar year before Christmas and end after New Year.
This holiday lasts for two weeks, making it one of the lengthiest holidays for the session.
Schools across Hampshire will close by 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, to commence the holidays. The schools will resume on Monday, January 2nd, 2023.
Hampshire February Break (Spring Midterm Holiday)
After the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays, Hampshire schools won’t have another break until Monday, February 13th, 2023.
Of course, this isn’t Valentine’s break, it is to mark the middle of the Spring term, and like other midterm breaks, it lasts for two days.
Schools won’t open on Monday, February 13th, 2023, and Friday, February 17th, 2023, to mark the middle of the Spring term.
Hampshire Easter/Spring Break
The lengthiest break for the 2023/24 session is a joint one; for the Spring Break and to commemorate Easter.
This break lasts for almost three weeks, starting with a 2:30 pm closure on Saturday, April 1st, 2023. It continues until Sunday, April 16th, 2023, when all schools reopen and resume academic activities.
This holiday is the best opportunity for vacations, picnics, visitations, and similar activities that you’ve always wanted to do.
Hampshire May Day
There is also a holiday for all Lanarkshire schools on Monday, May 29th, to Friday, June 2nd, 2023, to commemorate the May Day celebration of the previous day.
May Day marks International Workers Day for all workers around the world. While the day happens to be a Sunday, schools and related institutions can take the closest working day off to commemorate the day.
This holiday is the first of the three holidays in May, making it the month with the most holidays in the year.
The Public Holiday And Queen’s Jubilee Holiday
The Queen’s Jubilee holiday marks the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. It usually takes place on June’s third day every year, but a public holiday on a preceding day will make it look longer than it is.
These holidays will make for a four-day weekend, starting from Thursday.
Hampshire Summer break
On Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, all schools in Hampshire will close by 1 pm for the summer break.
The council has decided on the resumption date after this break, and the decided date is Thursday, August 31st, 2023.
Other Schools Holidays
Conclusion & Summary Of Hampshire School Holidays 2023/24
- First Day Of School: Thursday, September 1st, 2022
- Autumn Half Term Holidays: Monday, October 24th, to Friday, October 28th, 2022
- Winter Holidays: Saturday, December 17th, to Monday, January 2nd 2023
- Spring Half Term Holidays: Monday, February 13th, 2023, to Friday, February 17th, 2023
- Spring/Easter Holidays: Saturday, April 1st, to Sunday, April 16th, 2023
- Summer Half Term Holidays: Monday, May 29th, to Friday, June 2nd, 2023
- Summer Holidays: Saturday, July 22nd, to Thursday August 31st 2023
And that concludes all the holidays for schools in Hampshire for the current academic session.
The holidays have varying durations, and they’re for varying purposes. They can help you plan out future events so your child won’t be absent during your housewarming.
If you’re a teacher in Hampshire, these holidays apply to you too, but you will have to ignore the ‘in-service days,’ as those aren’t holidays for teachers.