Primary school pupils

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.

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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) and academy schools set their own calendars which may have a different timetable to the one below. Contact your school here.

Current year

Autumn term
2 September - 20 December 2013 (half term 28 October - 1 November 2013)

Spring term
6 January to 4 April 2014 (Easter break 7 - 22 April 2014)

Summer term
22 April to 18 July 2014 (half term 26 to 30 May 2014)

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. Also see school training days 2013 - 2014  (pdf) 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.

Page last updated: 11 February, 2014