What is the school calendar like in the UK?

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The UK academic calendar typically runs from September to July. Most universities and colleges operate on a three-term year during which academic sessions are divided into Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

Each term will last between roughly 9 and 12 weeks depending on the institution and course. However, there is much variety, and some universities will divide the calendar into two semesters or unevenly lengthened terms.