Term Dates

The academic year, which starts in September, is split into three terms: Autumn, Spring and Summer. Terms are separated by Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays respectively. Each is made up of two parts, separated by week-long half-term holidays. Specific dates are listed below.

Bridgwater & Taunton College is closed over the Christmas holiday but remains open during Easter, Summer and Half Term holidays. There are a number of public single day bank holidays throughout the year (listed below) where The College will also be closed.

Start and end dates for Higher Education (HE) courses differ in some instances and these are marked below.

2017/18 Academic Year

Autumn Term

First Half: Mon 4 Sept – Fri 20 Oct 2017 (7 weeks)
(HE students start Mon 25 Sept)
Half Term: Mon 23 Oct – Fri 27 Oct 2017
Second Half: Mon 30 Oct – Thur 21 Dec 2017

Spring Term

First Half: Mon 8 Jan –  Fri 9 Feb 2018 (6 weeks)
Half Term: Mon 12 Feb – Fri 16 Feb 2018
Second Half: Mon 19 Feb – Fri 23 Mar 2018 (6 weeks)

Summer Term

First Half: Mon 9 Apr – Fri 25 May 2018 (6 weeks)
Half Term: Mon 28 May – Fri 1 Jun 2018
Second Half: Mon 4 Jun – Fri 29 Jun 2018 (4 weeks)
(HE students finish Fri 22 Jun)

Bank Holidays

  • May Day Bank Holiday 7 May 2018
  • Spring Bank Holiday 28 May 2018

2018/19 Academic Year

Autumn Term

First Half: Mon 3 Sept – Fri 26 Oct 2018 (7 weeks)
(HE students start Mon 17 Sept)
Half Term: Mon 29 Oct – Fri 2 Nov 2018
Second Half: Mon 5 Nov – Thur 20 Dec 2018 (6 weeks)

Spring Term

First Half: Mon 7 Jan –  Fri 15 Feb 2019 (6 weeks)
Half Term: Mon 18 Feb – Fri 22 Feb 2019
Second Half: Mon 25 Feb – Fri 5 April 2019 (6 weeks)

Summer Term

First Half: Tues 23 Apr – Fri 24 May 2019 (6 weeks)
Half Term: Mon 27 May – Fri 31 May 2019
Second Half: Mon 3 Jun – Fri 28 Jun 2019 (4 weeks)
(HE students finish Fri 21 Jun)

Bank Holidays

  • Summer 27 August 2018
  • Christmas Day 25 December 2018
  • Boxing Day 26 December 2018
  • New Year's Day 1 January 2019
  • Good Friday 19 April 2019
  • Easter Monday 22 April 2019
  • May Day 6 May 2019
  • Spring Bank Holiday 27 May 2019
  • Summer 26 August 2019