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Spain 2016/17 - school year

Country: Spain
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: About 12 public holidays (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities).

Beginning of the school year

Between 5 and 13 September 2016

End of the school year

Between 20 and 27 June 2017

School year - Autumn / Christmas / New Year / Winter holidays

Christmas / New Year:
At least 2 weeks between  22 December 2016 and  8 January 2017

Winter holidays:
Between 2 and 3 days (depending on the Autonomous Community)

School year - Spring / Easter holiday

About 10 days in the period between the second week and the fourth week of April 2017

School year - summer holidays

12 weeks between late June and mid-September

Regions of the country

Specification of terms for the starting and the end of students' school year 2016/17 in the different Autonomous Communities


Primary education
General secondary education (1)

Beginning (2016) End (2017) Beginning (2016) End (2017)
Andalucia 12 September 22 June 15 September 22 June
Aragon 8 September 21 June 12 September (2) 23 June
Asturias 12 September 20 June 15 September 23 June
Baleares 12 September 22 June 12 September 22 June
Canarias 8 September 22 June 12 September 22 June
Cantabria (J) 8 September 23 June 12 September 27 June
Castilla y Leon 12 September 23 June 19 September 23 June
Castilla-La Mancha 12 September 23 June 15 September 28 June
Cataluna 12 September 21 June 12 September (2) 21 June
Ceuta 8 September 22 June 8 September 22 June
Extremadura 13 September 21 June 13 September (2) 21 June (2)
Galicia 12 September 23 June 15 September 23 June
La Rioja 9 September 23 June 12 September 26 June
Madrid 8 September 22 June 12 September (2) 22 June
Melilla 13 September 22 June 13 September 22 June
Regi6n de Murcia C) 5 September 27 June 12 September 26 June
Navarra (5) Not before 7 September Not later 20 June Not before 9 September Not later 16 June
Pais Vasco (5) Not before 7 September Not later 23 June Not before 7 September Not later 21 June
C. Valencia 8 September 20 June 8 September 16 June

Additional notes:
(1)In the last year of post-compulsory upper general secondary education, classes end up two, three or four weeks earlier than in the rest of stages. This time is used to prepare the university admission examinations (and final evaluation of Bachillerato, among others).

(2) In the Autonomous Community of Aragón: in upper general secondary education, the beginning is 15 September. In the Autonomous Community of Cataluña: in lower and upper general secondary education, the beginning may be delayed until 14 September. In the Autonomous Community of Extremadura: in upper general secondary education, the beginning is 14 September and, regarding the end, the deadline date will be determined using a circular. In the Autonomous Community of Madrid: 1st grade of general secondary education begins on 12 September while the rest of grades begin on 13 September.

(3)In the Autonomous Community of Cantabria: days 31 October, 2-4 November and 23, 24, 27 and 28 February are not considered school days.

(4) In the Autonomous Community of Región de Murcia: the beginning and end periods vary according to municipalities. In fact, these belong to the earlier beginning day, in some municipalities, and to the latest end day, among other.

(5)In these Autonomous Communities, schools are free to establish their own calendar taking into account the limit starting and ending dates established by the educational authorities.


last modification: 2017-01-17 14:47:27

Source: Eurydice 

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