When is February half-term 2022? Next UK school holiday dates and how to find term times in your area

As pupils start heading back to school after the Christmas holidays, it won’t be long until they are back at home for another break.

Next month is spring half term which usually falls halfway through February – but the dates differ across the whole country.

So when is spring half term and how can you check your area? Here’s what we know.

When is spring half term?

In England and Wales, spring half term runs from Monday 14 to Friday 18 February.

They return on 21 February and break up for the Easter holidays on around 9 April for two weeks.

Then there is one more half term, most likely from 28 May until 5 June, before schools break up for summer around 27 July.

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Term dates will vary by council, and to find out when schools in England and Wales will be breaking up for half term, click here and enter your postcode.

When is half term in Scotland?

Scotland’s schools break up slightly earlier than the rest of the UK because terms start slightly earlier.

Many schools have a mid-term break from 14-16 February 2022, before breaking up for Easter around 1 April.

Pupils will return to school around 19 April, with a day off on Monday 2 May.

Most schools will then close for summer in late June, normally around the 24th, though some go back at the start of July.

Dates will vary by council – to check yours, head to the Scottish Government website here.

And Northern Ireland?

School term dates are uniform across Northern Ireland but their half term isn’t as long as the rest of the UK and pupils only get a couple of days off.

However, Northern Ireland also allows days off to mark St Patrick’s Day on 17 March and Battle of the Boyne on 12 July.

If you’re in Northern Ireland, you can search all dates here.