The autumn term is currently underway, which kick-started on Monday, October 30, 2017. Before then children and staff had enjoyed a well earned week off.
But how much longer do they have to wait until they can really start celebrating Christmas with some more time off?
When is Christmas half term?
Hertfordshire County Council notes that term two of the 2017-2018 academic year finishes on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
And pupils can enjoy the New Year celebrations until starting back at school on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, ready for term three.
Some schools however, such as academies, may have slightly different term dates. So it's worth double checking your child's school website for their specific term dates.