The school year is made up of 190 pupil days divided into three terms - autumn, spring and summer. Pupils must attend school on these 190 days.
The school term and holiday dates shown below are for community schools in Newcastle and have been set by the local authority. Voluntary aided (faith) and academy schools set their own calendars which may have a different timetable to the one below.
Your child’s school will let you know the exact dates when their terms start and finish and when they will close for staff training. We have information on staff training dates from some schools below.
3 September 2012 – 21 December 2012
7 January 2013 – 28 March
15 April 2013 – 19 July 2013
Please note: We are still awaiting confirmation from some schools on their training days. When we receive them we will update the website accordingly.
In addition to the 190 pupil days during the school year, teaching staff must also be available for work on 5 extra days (or the equivalent of 30 hours). These days are commonly referred to as training days and are used for staff development. Each individual school decides when their training days will take place. Some training days may be taken within the identified term times and on these days schools will be closed to pupils.
Schools often decide to have training days at the start or end of term which means that not all schools will start and end their terms at the same time. Your child’s school will let you know when staff training days are to be held.
You should also note that this year, 2012 2013, every school and academy will close for three staff development days during term time and these dates are decided by each individual school.
Click here for national school test dates
Click here for school closures due to severe weather, planned industrial action or other events. Or contact individual schools for more details.
Page last updated: 25 April, 2013