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Northumberland Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

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


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

2016/2017 Northumberland Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday September 6, 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 Northumberland Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday September 5, 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 Wednesday March 28, 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 Northumberland County Council is the body who oversees education in the county and sets school holiday dates among other services. It is based in County Hall, Morpeth and has responsibility for 190 schools. These are composed of 127 primary and 47 secondary schools as well as 10 special schools and one further education college, Northumberland College. The college and some of the schools can set their own dates though most follow the council calendar. This calendar starts on 6th September with the autumn term and includes the October half term from 21st October until 31st. The Christmas holidays 2016 run from 15th December until 3rd January and after this, it is the spring term. This includes February half term from 17th to 27th February and ends for the Easter break 2017 on 7th April. Eastern ends 24th April and the summer term includes the May half term from 26th May to 5th June, ending for summer holidays on 21st July.

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

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