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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

School holiday and term dates

Find details of school holidays and additional teacher training days.

These are the council's recommended dates but aided schools and academies can set different dates. Please check with your school.

School holidays for the 2020/21 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2020Monday 20 July 2020Tuesday 1 September 2020
Autumn half-term 2020Friday 23 October 2020Monday 2 November 2020
Christmas 2020Friday 18 December 2020Monday 4 January 2021
Spring half-term 2021Friday 12 February 2021Monday 22 February 2021
Easter 2021Friday 26 March 2021Monday 12 April 2021
May Day 2021Friday 30 April 2021Tuesday 4 May 2021
Summer half-term 2021Friday 28 May 2021Monday 7 June 2021
Summer 2021Tuesday 20 July 2021Wednesday 1 September 2021

Download and print the  Icon for pdf School term dates 2020/21 (PDF, 61.8kb) .

School holidays for the 2021/22 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2021Tuesday 20 July 2021Wednesday 1 September 2021
Autumn half-term 2021Friday 22 October 2021Monday 1 November 2021
Christmas 2021Friday 17 December 2021Tuesday 4 January 2022
Spring half-term 2022Friday 18 February 2022Monday 28 February 2022
Easter 2022Friday 8 April 2022Monday 25 April 2022
May Day 2022Friday 29 April 2022Tuesday 3 May 2022
Summer half-term 2022Friday 27 May 2022Monday 6 June 2022
Summer 2022Thursday 21 July 2022Monday 5 September 2022

Download and print the  Icon for pdf School term dates 2021/22 (PDF, 65.9kb) .

School holidays for the 2022/23 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2022Thursday 21 July 2022Monday 5 September 2022
Autumn half-term 2022Friday 21 October 2022Monday 31 October 2022
Christmas 2022Tuesday 20 December 2022Wednesday 4 January 2023
Spring half-term 2023Friday 17 February 2023Monday 27 February 2023
Easter 2023Friday 31 March 2023Monday 17 April 2023
May Day 2023Friday 28 April 2023Tuesday 2 May 2023
Summer half-term 2023Friday 26 May 2023Monday 5 June 2023
Summer 2023Friday 21 July 2023Monday 4 September 2023

Additional teacher training days

Schools also close for teacher training days during term-time. Dates are decided by each school and you should check your child's school website for the dates as these can often change.

  • There are five additional days in 2020/21.
  • There are five additional days in 2021/22.
  • There are four additional days in 2022/23.
Contact us
School holidays
03000 265 896
Our address is:
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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