When are the October Holidays 2022 Manchester? Date of autumn half term break - and when schools go back?

Schools across Manchester will be closed to pupils for a week in October

It may be a few months away, but many parents and children may already be looking ahead to the October half term holiday.

With airport issues leading to cancelled flights this summer, you might be looking ahead to the October holiday for a few days away, perhaps somewhere sunny but at a time when temperatures may not be too high.

For those of you looking to plan events for the October half term, here’s all you need to know about the dates of the holidays.

When do schools finish for the summer?

Schools will finish for half term in October

The summer holidays in Manchester, according to Manchester City Council, are due to begin on Wednesday, 27 July.


This brings to an end a summer term which started on Monday, 25 April and also a conclusion to the academic year.

The six week summer holiday will then get underway.

When is the next bank holiday?

People across the UK have recently enjoyed a four day weekend which was created as a celebration for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

The double bank holiday weekend, which was created to mark the Queen’s 70th anniversary of being on the throne, consisted of one new bank holiday and pushing back the already established late May bank holiday.

There will be a bit of a wait until the next bank holiday, with the next extra day off not due for almost two months.


The next bank holiday in the UK is the August bank holiday which is due to take place on Monday, 29 August.

This is the late summer bank holiday and will take place just days before schools in Manchester are set to reopen for the new school year.

When does the 2022/23 school year begin?

Following the six week summer holidays, school children in Manchester will return to the classroom at the start of September for the start of the 2022/23 academic year.

Pupils in Manchester, of both primary and secondary school age, will head back to the classroom in early September following the summer holidays.

According to the council website, schools will open on Thursday, 1 September.


When is the October half term?

According to Manchester City Council, schools in the city will close for the autumn half term holiday on Friday, 21 October.

Schools will reopen again on Monday 31 October for the start of the second half of the autumn term.

There are no bank holidays planned for the October half term.

When are the Christmas holidays?

The two week Christmas holidays begin in Manchester on Friday, 16 December and schools will reopen to pupils on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.


During the school holidays there will be three bank holidays, which will fall on 26, 27 December and Monday, 2 January.

How can I check term dates for future school years?

If you would like to see term dates up to and including the 2024/25 school year, you can visit the Manchester City Council website.

These include dates of when schools finish for half terms/ school holidays and also when they return to the classroom.