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Term Dates

WAES operates a three-term academic year, with term 1 typically beginning in September, term 2 in January and term 3 in April.

See below the term dates for the academic year along with key dates, centre closure dates (correct at time of publication) and public holidays.



Term 1
10th September - 15th December 2018
Autumn half term: 22nd October - 27th October 2018

Term 2
7th January - 6th April 2019
Spring half term: 18th February - 23rd February 2019

Term 3
23rd April - 13th July 2019
Summer half term: 27th May - 1st June 2019

Public Holidays

25th December 2018 – Christmas Day
26th December 2018 – Boxing Day
1st January 2019 – New Year’s Day
19th April 2019 – Good Friday
22nd April 2019 – Easter Monday
6th May 2019 – Early May Bank Holiday
27th May 2019 – Spring Bank Holiday
26th August 2019 – Summer Bank Holiday

Closure Days (WAES closed to students)

20-31 December 2018

Further Dates

Enterprise Week
12th November - 17th November 2018
Progression Week
10th June - 15th June 2019
Apprenticeship Week ( Including International Women’s Day)
4th March - 9th March 2019
Work Week
11th March - 16th March 2019


WAES Open days

Open days take place each term at Westminster Adult Education Service. Find out more on our Open days page.


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