Newcastle term dates: When do the school summer holidays start in Newcastle?

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Schools are counting down the weeks until the longest break of the year.

The weather is improving, the evenings are getting brighter every day and the final half term of the year has now come and gone. Having returned to the classroom this week, school staff and students across Newcastle are now surely counting down the days and weeks until the long awaited summer break which marks the longest time away from school sites each year.

The May half term this year ran from Monday, May 29 until Friday, June 2 with children returning to schools the following Monday, but how long will those in education need to wait until their next break?

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When does the summer holiday start for schools in Newcastle?

When is the summer holiday for schools in Newcastle?When is the summer holiday for schools in Newcastle?
When is the summer holiday for schools in Newcastle?

The final few weeks of term started on Monday, June 5 and the remainder of the school year will see seven weeks of learning in classrooms across the city.

With staff and students now in school again, everyone is looking forward to Friday, July 21 when Newcastle City Council claim the schools are encouraged to start the summer break.

Students will then return for the new academic year on Monday, September 4, giving six full weeks off to anyone in education.

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These dates are set by the city council who encourage all schools to use them, although some sites may choose not to. Individual school term dates can be found on the website of each individual school across the city.

Pupils spend 190 days or 38 weeks in school each year with five extra days reserved for training teachers and support staff.