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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 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

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 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