Beginning and end of the school year

Country
Year
Found: 136
CountryBeginning of the school yearEnd of the school year
Austria 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014: Burgenland, Niederosterreich, Wien

8 September 2014: Karnten, Oberosterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg

3 July 2015: Burgenland, Niederosterreich, Wien 10 July 2015: Karnten, Oberosterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg
Austria 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
7 September 2015: Burgenland, Niederösterreich, Wien

14 September 2015: Kärnten, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg
1 July 2015: Burgenland, Niederosterreich, Wien 8 July 2016: Karnten, Oberosterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg
Austria 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
5 September 2016: Burgenland, Niederösterreich, Wien

12 September 2016: Kärnten, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg
30 June 2017: Burgenland, Niederösterreich, Wien

7 July 2017: Kärnten, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg
Austria 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
4 September 2017: Burgenland, Niederösterreich, Wien

11 September 2017: Kärnten, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg
29 June 2018: Burgenland, Niederösterreich, Wien

6 July 2018: Kärnten, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Tirol, Vorarlberg
Belgium 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 30 June 2015
Belgium 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2015 30 June 2016
Belgium 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201630 June 2017
Belgium 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201730 June 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
1 September 2016

Republic of Srpsk:
1 September 2016
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
5 June 2017 (12 June 2017 in the final year)

Republic of Srpsk:
23 June 2017 (9 June 2017 in the final year)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
1 September 2017

Republic of Srpsk:
1 September 2017
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
15 June 2018 (8 June 2018 in the final year)

Republic of Srpsk:
22 June 2018 (8 June 2018 in the final year)
Bulgaria 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 2016 Year I – IV: 31 May 2017
Year V – VIII: 15 June 2017
Year VIII: 30 June 2017
Bulgaria 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 2017 Year I-V: 31 May 2018
Year V-VIII: 15 June 2018
Year VIII: 30 June 2018
Croatia 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
8 September 2014  16 June 2015 
Croatia 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
7 September 2015  10 June 2016 
Croatia 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
5 September 2016  14 June 2017
Cyprus 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
12 September 2016
21 June 2017
Cyprus 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
11 September 2017 20 June 2018
Czech Republic 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 30 June 2015
Czech Republic 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2015 30 June 2016
Czech Republic 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201630 June 2017
Czech Republic 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
4 September 2017 29 June 2018
Denmark 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Primary and lower secondary education (Folkeskole)
11 August 2014

General secondary education (Gymnasium)
12/13 August 2014
26 June 2015
Denmark 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Primary and lower secondary education (Folkeskole)
10 August 2015

General secondary education (Gymnasium)
10 August 2015
24 June 2016
Denmark 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Primary and lower secondary education (Folkeskole)
10 August 2016

General secondary education (Gymnasium)
8 August 2016
Primary and lower secondary education (Folkeskole)
23 June 2017

General secondary education (Gymnasium)
16 May 2017 (exams afterwards)
Denmark 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Primary and lower secondary education (Folkeskole)
13 August 2017

General secondary education (Gymnasium)
16 August 2017
Primary and lower secondary education (Folkeskole)
29 June 2018

General secondary education (Gymnasium)
29 June 2018
Estonia 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 31 August 2015
Estonia 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2015 31 August 2016
Estonia 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201631 August 2017
Estonia 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2017 31 August 2018
Finland 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 6 and 18 August 2014 30 May 2015
Finland 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 10 and 18 August 20154 June 2016
Finland 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 10 and 18 August 2016
4 June 2017
Finland 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 10 and 16 August 2017 2 June 2018
France 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
2 September 2014 4 July 2015
France 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2015 5 July 2016
France 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2016
8 July 2017
France 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
4 September 20177 July 2018
Germany 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 August 2014 begin of official school year 31 July 2015 end of official school year
Germany 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 August 2015 begin of official school year 31 July 2016 end of official school year
Germany 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 August 2016 begin of official school year
31 July 2017 end of official school year
Germany 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 August 2017 begin of official school year 31 July 2018 end of official school year
Greece 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
11 September 2014 15 June 2015
Greece 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
11 September 201515 June 2016
Greece 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
12  September  2016  (however  the official  starting  date  is  Sunday
11 September)
15 June 2017
Greece 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
11 September 201715 June 2018
Hungary 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 15 June 2015
Hungary 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201515 June 2016
Hungary 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201615 June 2017
Hungary 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201715 June 2018
Iceland 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 22 and 30 August 2014 Between 8 and 12 June 2015
Iceland 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 21 and 24 August 2015
Between 6 and 10 June 2016
Iceland 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 22 and  24 August 2016
Between 6 and 9 June 2017
Iceland 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 21 and 24 August 2017 Between 6 and 9 June 2018
Ireland 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
First week of September 2014 End of June 2015
Ireland 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
First week of September 2015End of June 2016
Ireland 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
First week of September 2016End of June 2017
Ireland 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
First week of September 2017  End of June 2018
Italy 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 8 and 17 September 2014 Between 6 and 16 June 2015
Italy 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 7 and 16 September 2015 Between 3 and 16 June 2016
Italy 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 5 and  15 September 2016
Between 7 and 16 June 2017
Italy 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 5 and 15 September 2017 Between 7 and 16 June 2018
Latvia 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 29 May 2015
Latvia 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201530 May 2016
Latvia 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2016
31 May 2017
Latvia 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2017
31 May 2018
Liechtenstein 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
18 August 2014 3 July 2015
Liechtenstein 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
17 August 20151 July 2016
Liechtenstein 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
17 August 2016
7 July 2017
Liechtenstein 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
21 August 2017 6 July 2018
Lithuania 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 29 May 2015
Lithuania 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201531 May 2016
Lithuania 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2016
30 May 2017
Lithuania 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2017 The duration of the education process for primary education – 170 days of education
Luxembourg 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 2014 15 July 2015
Luxembourg 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 201515 July 2016
Luxembourg 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 2016
15 July 2017
Luxembourg 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 2017
13 July 2018
Macedonia 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year

1 September 2014

1 September 2014
Macedonia 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year

1 September 2015

10 June 2016
Macedonia 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year

1 September 2016

9 June 2017
Malta 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
22 September 2014 26 June 2015
Malta 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
28 September 201528 June 2016
Malta 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
26 September 2016
28 June 2016
Malta 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
25 September 2017
28 June 2018
Montenegro 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 12 June 2015, 20 May 2015 (in the final year)
Montenegro 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201510 June 2016, 20 May 2016 (in the final year)
Montenegro 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2016
13 June 2017, 19 May 2017 (in the final year) 
Montenegro 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
4 September 2017
13 June 2018 18 May 2018 (in the final year)
Netherlands 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year

Northern region:

18 August 2014 Central region:

1 September 2014

Southern region: 25 August 2014

Northern region: 3 July 2015

Central region: 10 July 2015

Southern region: 17 July 2015

Netherlands 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Northern region: 17 August 2015
Central region: 24 August 2015
Southern region: 31 August 2015
Northern region: 15 July 2016
Central region: 8 July 2016
Southern region: 22 July 2016
Netherlands 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Northern region: 29 August 2016
Central region: 22 August 2016
Southern region: 5 September 2016
Northern region: 21 July 2017
Central region: 7 July 2017
Southern region: 14 July 2017
Netherlands 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Northern region: 4 September 2017
Central region: 21 August 2017
Southern region: 28 August 2017
Northern region:  20 July 2018
Central region: 13 July 2018
Southern region: 6 July 2018
Norway 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 14 and 22 August 2014 17 or 23 June 2015
Norway 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 17 and 21 August 2015Between 17 and 23 June 2016
Norway 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 17 and 22 August 2016
Between 19 and 23 June 2017
Norway 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 21 and 23 August 2017
Between 19 and 23 June 2018
Poland 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 26 June 2015
Poland 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201524 June 2016
Poland 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201623 June 2017
Poland 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
4 September 2017 22 June 2018
Portugal 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 11 and 15 September 2014 Between 5 and 12 June 2015 - year 6 12 June 2015 - years 1 -5
Portugal 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 15 and 21 September 20159 June 2016
Portugal 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 9 and 15 September 2016 16 June 2017 – grades 5 and 6

23 June 2017 – grades 1 to 4
Portugal 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 8 and 13 September 2017 
15 June 2018 - grades 5 and 6
22 June 2018 - grades 1 to 4
Romania 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 2014 19 June 2015
Romania 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
14 September 201524 June 2016
Romania 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
12 September 2016
16 June 2017
Romania 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
11 September 2017
15 June 2018
Serbia 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2016
Final (8th) grade: 30 May 2017
Other grades: 13 June 2017
Serbia 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2017Final (8th) grade: 31 May 2018
Other grades: 14 June 2018
Slovakia 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year

2 September 2014

30 June 2015
Slovakia 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
2 September 2015 30 June 2016
Slovakia 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
5 September 2016
30 June 2017
Slovakia 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
4 September 2017 29 June 2018
Slovenia 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2014 24 June 2015
15 June 2015 (final grade)
Slovenia 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 201524 June 2016
15 June 2016 (final grade)
Slovenia 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2016
23 June 2017
15 June 2017 (final grade)
Slovenia 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
1 September 2017 22 June 2018
15 June 2018 (final grade)
Spain 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 5 and 15 September 2014 Between 19 and 23 June 2015
Spain 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 3 and 14 September 2015 Between 16 and 24 June 2016
Spain 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 5 and 13 September 2016Between 20 and 27 June 2017
Spain 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Between 5 and 13 September 2017 Between 20 and 27 June 2018
Sweden 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
Late in August Mid-June
Sweden 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
Late in August Mid-June
Sweden 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Late in August Mid-June
Sweden 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Late in August Mid-June
Switzerland 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
Staggered between 8 and 29 August 2016 Staggered between 14 June and 21 July 2017
Switzerland 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
Staggered between 14 and 27 August 2017 Staggered between 15 June and 20 July 2018
Turkey 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
15 September 2014 (1st Grade - 8 September 2014) 12 June 2015
Turkey 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
14 September 2015, (1st Grade – 7 September 2015)11 June 2016
Turkey 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
19 September 2016 (1st grade – 12 September 2016) 9 June 2017
Turkey 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
18 September 2017 (1st grade – 11 September 2017) 8 June 2018
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2014/15 - beginning and end of the school year
United Kingdom - England and Wales:
The first week of September 2014

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
1 September 2014
United Kingdom - England and Wales:
Between 20 and 22 July 2015

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
30 June 2015
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2015/16 - beginning and end of the school year
United Kingdom - England and Wales:
The first week of September 2015

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
1 September 2015
United Kingdom - England and Wales:
Between 19 and 26 July 2016

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
30 June 2016
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2016/17 - beginning and end of the school year
United Kingdom - England and Wales:
Between 25 August and 7 September 2016

United Kingdom - Wales:
1 September 2016

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
1 September 2016
United Kingdom - England and Wales:
Between 14 and 28 July 2017

United Kingdom - Wales:
21 July 2017 

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
30 June 2017
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2017/18 - beginning and end of the school year
United Kingdom - England:
Between 23 August and 6 September 2017

United Kingdom - Wales:
1 September (Group B) or 4 September 2017 (Group A)

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
1 September 2017
United Kingdom - England:
Between 13 and 27 July 2018

United Kingdom - Wales:
20 July (Group B) or 24 July 2018 (Group A)

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland:
29 June 2018
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