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Old 07-12-2018, 05:58 PM
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Dutch pupils in primary and secondary schools have 6 weeks of summer break. Even though the country is small for these purposes it is split in three regions:
North: July 21 - Sep 2
Middle: July 14 - Aug 26
South: July 7 - Aug 19

Schools rotate between 'early', 'in-between' and 'late'. Next year North and Middle will switch, so North being 'in-between' and Middle being 'late' in 2019; the year after North and South will switch, so North being 'early' and South being 'middle' in 2020. It's not as complicated as it sounds: the pattern for each region is: 2 times early, 1 time in-between, 2 times late, 1 time in-between, etc. In this way the difference in number of school weeks is only 1 week per school year (either a week longer or a week shorter).
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:00 PM
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British schools end much later. Most state schools in England break up on July 21 and go back in the first week of September. So for my British mind the princesses break up quite early! Only private schools have broken up so far here in England, and state students taking GCSE/A level exams.
That's only one week later

So, the British schools follow the 'North' schedule posted above (unless they start later than the first Monday of September).
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:03 PM
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In Poland the time of 2-week winter holidays (January-February) is split, depending on the voivodship.

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Old 07-12-2018, 06:26 PM
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In Poland the time of 2-week winter holidays (January-February) is split, depending on the voivodship.

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Autumn (1 week - typically late October) and 'Spring' (1 week - typically late February) breaks are also split (although 2 regions are lumped together). Only Christmas break (2 weeks covering both Christmas and New Year) and May break (a more recent invention (previously the Netherlands had an Easter break) covering King's day and May 4th (our commemoration of the death - end of World War II) and many times Ascension day is also included in that same period) are the same for all students (although schools can extend the 1 week break by one more week either at the front or at the back - or use those 'additional free days to be allocated by the school' throughout the year for other purposes).
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:56 PM
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That's only one week later

So, the British schools follow the 'North' schedule posted above (unless they start later than the first Monday of September).
Pretty much except they start on a Wednesday as there’s generally a teacher training day.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:08 PM
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Willem-Alexander, Máxima and Family, General News Part 3 (May 2017- Present)

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That's only one week later



So, the British schools follow the 'North' schedule posted above (unless they start later than the first Monday of September).

Even though it’s only a week later when the dates are written down and compared like this it does seem a lot later. And I’m sure a lot of students would think that school weeks go quite slowly, haha.
Just out of interest in winter state schools here in England can break up as late as Dec 23 and normally students return in the first week of January (some as early as a day or so after the New Year’s holidays). At secondary school and sixth form I always broke up on Dec 16 or 17 (my sixth form was state and my secondary was private, but the winter term dates were quite similar). A lot of private schools often have two weeks in October for half term whereas many state schools only have one - there’s quite a difference between holiday dates and the state and private sectors here. Everyone has a week in the February and May half terms.
My mother has Italian friends living in Milan and their children break up quite early in June but return later in August/sometimes early September but don’t get any half terms or week long breaks. IIRC the Netherlands have breaks in October that are similar to British half terms.
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