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Term dates

Voluntary aided (church) schools may adopt different term dates to those set by the Council.  Visit our voluntary aided school term dates page for more information  

If you have any enquiries regarding these dates, please contact the school direct.

Term dates for 2023/24

Term dates for 2024-25

Term dates for 2025/26

Community school term dates for 2023/24

Term dates for community schools in Gateshead starting in September 2023. 

Autumn term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 4 September 202330 October to 03 November 2023Friday 22 December 2023

Spring term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 8 January 202419 to 23 February 2024Thursday 28 March 2024

Summer term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 15 April 2024

27 to 31 May 2024 (bank holiday 27 May)

Friday 19 July 2024


Please note the return date is Monday 2 September 2024. All dates are inclusive.

In addition to the above dates, schools will be closed to pupils on Monday 6 May 2024 (Bank Holiday).

Two days within the above terms are to be used for professional development for staff. These dates are to be determined and agreed by individual school governing bodies.

In addition, one occasional day within the Summer Term 2024 is to be utilised for the purpose of closure for possible election purposes, this day to be used near the end of the summer term and agreed by individual school governing bodies.

The start of the Autumn Term 2024 is proposed as Monday 2 September 2024.

Community school term dates for 2024/25

Term dates for Community Schools in Gateshead starting in September 2024.

Autumn term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 2 September 202428 October to 01 November 2024Friday 20 December 2024

Spring term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 6 January 202524 to 28 February 2025Friday 11 April 2025

Summer term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 28 April 202526 May to 30 May 2025 (bank holiday 26 May)Friday 18 July 2025

The return date is Monday 1 September 2025. All dates are inclusive.

In addition to the above dates, schools will be closed to pupils on Monday 05 May 2025 (Bank Holiday).

Three days within the above terms are to be used for professional development for staff. These dates are to be determined and agreed by individual school governing bodies.

In addition, one occasional day within the Summer Term 2025 is to be utilised for the purpose of closure for possible election purposes, this day to be used near the end of the summer term and agreed by individual school governing bodies.

The start of the Autumn Term 2025 is proposed as Monday 1 September 2025

Community school term dates for 2025/26

Term dates for community schools in Gateshead starting in September 2025. 

Autumn term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 1 September 202527 to 31 October 2025Friday 19 December 2025

Spring term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 5 January 202623 to 27 February 2026Thursday 2 April 2026

Summer term

Start of termHalf termLast day of term
Monday 20 April 202625 to 29 May 2026 (bank holiday 25 May)Friday 17 July 2026

The return date is Tuesday 1 September 2026. All dates are inclusive.

In addition to the above dates, schools will be closed to pupils on Monday 4 May 2026 (Bank Holiday). 

Two days within the above terms are to be used for professional development for staff. These dates are to be determined and agreed by individual school governing bodies.

In addition, one occasional day within the Summer Term 2026 is to be utilised for the purpose of closure for possible election purposes, this day to be used near the end of the summer term and agreed by individual school governing bodies.

The start of the Autumn Term 2026 is proposed as Tuesday 1 September 2026.

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The School Admissions Team
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0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2756

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