School calendar 2017-18 Trafford LA (recommended model to schools) Year 2017/18* School callendar 2015/16 Opening datesClosing DatesSchool days Monday 4 September 2017 Friday 20 October 2017 35 Monday 30 October 2017 Friday 22 December 2017 40 Tuesday 2 January 2018 Friday 9 February 2018 29 Monday 19 February 2018 Wednesday 28 March 2018 28 Monday 16 April 2018 Friday 25 May 2018 29 On Monday 7 May 2018 all schools will be closed for the May Bank Holiday. Tuesday 5 June 2018 Friday 20 July 2018 34 Teaching Days 190 INSET Days 5 TOTAL DAYS 195 Governing Bodies should determine the inset days and inform the Local Authority of those days. If an election is called and school buildings may be required for use as polling stations, schools will be notified of this by Democratic Services. If schools are used as polling stations and cannot operate whilst polling takes place, one of the inset days must be used on polling day. *Please note that these dates are those recommended by the Local Authority. Each school is responsible for nominating its own non-pupil dates and occasional holidays. Individual schools may decide to vary this recommended model. You should check with your child's school for confirmation.