Choose an English or Welsh county from the list below to view the latest published calendar for UK School Holidays. Gloucestershire can be divided up into a number of distinctive areas, each of which enjoys its own local characteristics. The best known area of Gloucestershire is the Cotswolds, a band of limestone hills covering half of the county.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes. Each year a number of children are absent because their parents take them away on holiday during term time.

A pupil's absence can seriously disrupt the continuity of their learning. Not only do they miss the teaching provided on the days they are away; they are also less prepared for lessons upon their return. There is a consequent risk of under achievement, which you and we must seek to avoid.

Time off school for family holidays is not a right. Schools have discretion in 'exceptional circumstance' to authorise a holiday if they believe it is a genuine reason.

School half term holiday dates in Gloucs.

Gloucestershire School Half Term Dates

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Please note that some schools have decided to adopt slightly different half term and holiday dates to those shown here and it is therefore advisable to contact the individual school to confirm their dates.

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Family Cottage Holidays in Gloucestershire.

The steep scarp edge to the west runs down the middle of the county and the hills slope gently away eastwards to the valley of the River Thames.

The Cotswolds are internationally renowned for their architecture, with picturesque villages of mellow stone cottages nestling in the valleys. Barns and churches are built along similar lines, with massive buttresses and stone-tiled roofs.

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