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School term and holiday dates


Find details of school holidays and additional teacher training days.

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

School holidays for the 2017/18 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2017Friday 21 July 2017Monday 4 September 2017
Autumn half-term 2017Friday 20 October 2017Monday 30 October 2017
Christmas 2017Friday 22 December 2017Monday 8 January 2018
Spring half-term 2018Friday 9 February 2018Monday 19 February 2018
Easter 2018Thursday 29 March 2018Monday 16 April 2018
May Day 2018Friday 4 May 2018Tuesday 8 May 2018
Summer half-term 2018Friday 25 May 2018Monday 4 June 2018
Summer 2018Friday 20 July 2018Monday 3 September 2018

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School holidays for the 2018/19 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2018Friday 20 July 2018Monday 3 September 2018
Autumn half-term 2018Friday 19 October 2018Monday 29 October 2018
Christmas 2018Friday 21 December 2018Monday 7 January 2019
Spring half-term 2019Friday 15 February 2019Monday 25 February 2019
Easter 2019Friday 5 April 2019Tuesday 23 April 2019
May Day 2019Friday 3 May 2019Tuesday 7 May 2019
Summer half-term 2019Friday 24 May 2019Monday 3 June 2019
Summer 2019Friday 19 July 2019 

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Additional teacher training days

Schools also close for teacher training days during term-time. Dates are decided by each school and can change during the year. It's best to double-check dates with your school.

For any schools not listed, please contact your school.

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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