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Durham Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

Durham Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Durham LEA.


Durham Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Durham LEA.

2016/2017 Durham Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday September 5, 2016 Friday October 21, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 31, 2016 Friday December 16, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Tuesday January 3, 2017 Friday February 17, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 27, 2017 Friday April 7, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 24, 2017 Friday May 26, 2017
Summer Half Term
Summer Term Dates Monday June 5, 2017 Friday July 21, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Durham Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday September 4, 2017 Friday October 20, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 30, 2017 Friday December 22, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Friday February 9, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Monday February 19, 2018 Thursday March 29, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Friday May 25, 2018
Summer Half Term
Summer Term Dates Monday June 4, 2018 Friday July 20, 2018
Summer Holidays

Durham County Council is the council responsible for schools and setting school holiday dates within the whole county of Durham. The council is based in the city of Durham and is responsible for a total of 305 schools. These include 231 primary and 39 secondary schools as well as 13 nurseries and 11 special colleges. There are four further education colleges and the famous University of Durham, though these all have the ability to set their own holiday dates. The school year is split into three terms – autumn, spring and summer. Autumn runs from 5th September to 16th December while spring runs from 3rd January until 7th April. Summer term runs from 24th April until 21st July. There are three half term breaks – October half term 21st to 31st; February half term 17th to 27th and May half term 26th May to 5th June. Christmas holidays 2016 are 16th December to 3rd January.

The Inset Days for the Local Education Authority Schools in Durham are decided by the individual schools. Durham Data Source

Inset Days