Term Dates

For details of our term dates please see below. For dates of other events at Hillside please refer to our Diary Dates page.

Professional Development Day (P.D. Day) = school closed to pupils to enable staff training.


Term Dates September 2020 – July 2021

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in September 2020 pupils will initially return to school on a part-time basis; families have been contacted individually with further details of this. Therefore, for details about when your child needs to attend school, please refer to the email issued on 13th July regarding Pupils’ Phased Return in September 2020.


Autumn Term 2020

Friday 4 September 2020 – Friday 18 December 2020

Half Term Holiday: Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October 2020

P.D. Days (school closed to pupils): Tuesday 1 September, Wednesday 2 September and Thursday 3 September 2020


Spring Term 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021 – Friday 26 March 2021

Half Term Holiday: Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February 2021

P.D. Day (school closed to pupils): Monday 4 January 2021


Summer Term 2021

Tuesday 13 April 2021 – Tuesday 20 July 2021

P.D. Day (school closed to pupils): Monday 12 April 2021

Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 3 May 2021

Half Term Holiday: Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021


Details of dates for other years can be found on Suffolk County Council’s web page School Term and Holiday Dates.

Please note that Hillside Special School’s P.D.Days for other years are yet to be confirmed.