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School holiday and term dates


Find details of school holidays and additional teacher training days.

These are our recommended dates but aided schools and academies can set different dates. Please check with your school.

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

School holidays for the 2023/24 academic year

HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2023Friday 21 July 2023Monday 4 September 2023
Autumn half-term 2023Friday 27 October 2023Monday 6 November 2023
Christmas 2023Tuesday 19 December 2023Wednesday 3 January 2024
Spring half-term 2024Friday 16 February 2024Monday 26 February 2024
Easter 2024Thursday 28 March 2024Monday 15 April 2024
May Day 2024Friday 3 May 2024Tuesday 7 May 2024
Summer half-term 2024Friday 24 May 2024Monday 3 June 2024
Summer 2024Tuesday 23 July 2024Wednesday 4 September 2024

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 four additional days in 2022/23.
  • There are five additional days in 2023/24.
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