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Gateshead Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Gateshead 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 Gateshead 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

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The Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead is the council responsible for the schools within the Gateshead area of Tyne & Wear. it is responsible for 69 primary schools and 13 secondary schools as well as two nurseries and seven special schools. There is a further education establishment – Gateshead College – within the area that has autonomy on school holiday dates. The council has set the start of the academic year on 5th September for the autumn term and this finishes on 16th December for the Christmas holidays 2016. In this term, there is the October half term holiday on 24th – 28th of the month. After Christmas, term resumes on 3rd January for the spring term which runs until the start of Easter on 7th April with the February half term 20th – 24th. The final summer term starts after Easter on 24th April and finishes 21st July with the May half term 29th May to 2nd June.

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

Inset Days