THE summer holidays for 2018 are here and many parents will looking to plan a family-friendly getaway with the kids.
Here is all the information you need to know for the 2018 school year.
When are the summer holidays 2018?
Term dates vary from school to school, but most follow roughly the same schedule.
In many areas, schools broke for summer on Friday, July 20, 2018.
Others, such as schools in Nottinghamshire, will make kids come back next week as their last day of term is not until Wednesday, July 25, and Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk terms end on July 24.
In Hertfordshire, the last day is not until Friday, July 27, a whole week later than in neighbouring districts.
But in Leicestershire the children broke up on Friday, July 13.
In Scotland, the holidays start on July 1 and return on August 13, and in Wales most schools break up on July 20.
Usually, the term dates are the same for all schools in a local authority area.
But some dates may vary for voluntary aided and foundation schools, and independent schools set their own timetables.
Most schools will start back on September 3, 2018, although those in Leicestershire, who broke up early, will return on August 28.
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How can I check the term dates for my child’s school?
Most schools publish their term dates on their websites.
And councils will usually also provide the details online.
This handy website also lists all bank holidays and the school holidays in every local authority area for the academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19.