ESSEX schoolchildren have returned to school for their last week of teaching before the spring half term.

Pupils in the county will have a week off school after packing away their books on Friday.

This includes schools in the Essex County Council, Southend Council, and Thurrock Council areas.

Essex term dates 2024

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Here’s a list of all the upcoming school holidays in Essex in the current academic year:

  • Spring half term: Monday, February 19 to Friday, February 23
  • Easter holiday: Friday, March 29 to Friday, April 12
  • Early May bank holiday: Monday, May 6
  • Summer half term: Monday, May 27 to Friday, May 31
  • Summer holiday: Wednesday, July 24 to Friday, August 30

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When is the next bank holiday in England?

These are the bank holidays to look forward to this year:

  • March 29: Good Friday
  • April 1: Easter Monday
  • May 6: Early May bank holiday
  • May 27: Spring bank holiday
  • August 26: Summer bank holiday
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: Boxing Day