Primary school pupils

Pupils must attend school on 190 days per year.  The school year is normally divided into three terms - autumn, spring and summer, but some schools may organise their school year into four terms.  Please note that many schools have discretion to set their own calendars. 


Term dates

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), foundation schools and academies set their own calendars which may have a different timetable to the one below. To ensure you have the correct timetable for your child's school, contact your school here

School training day

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 their term starts and finishes and when they will close for staff training.

Please contact your school for upcoming training days

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Page last updated: 30 July, 2015