When do Sheffield schools break up for Christmas and do they get an extra day holiday?

Sheffield schools are set to break up for a much-needed Christmas holiday after a school year like no other draws to a close.

Friday, 11th December 2020, 9:54 am

With the festive season upon us, pupils and parents across the city will be looking forward to the end of the autumn term.

And with an optional inset training day on Friday December 18, many schools in Sheffield will be breaking up a day earlier than the official term end date.

Term ends on Friday December 18, however schools will be closed for many pupils on that day for the training. This would mean pupils get to start their holidays on Thursday December 17.

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The two week holiday ends on New Year’s Day, with pupils back to school after the following weekend, with their first day on Monday, January 4.

This applies to all state schools. Other schools, such as free schools, foundation schools, academies and faith schools, set their own term dates.

To check these you need to get in touch with your child’s school or check their website.

Families are permitted to travel abroad for the holidays this winter, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Schapps saying there was no rule against it as long as people went ‘straight to the airport’.

This rule applies to all tiers.

However, those in tier 3 are not permitted to have a holiday in the UK, as the restrictions forbid domestic travel except for essential reasons.

Three bubbles are permitted to meet during the ‘grace period’ between December 23 and 27, however tier restrictions come back into force immediately afterwards.