The first few weeks of August mean the return to the classroom is now here for students and staff across Newcastle.
The six week break may feel like it has come and gone very quickly, but all eyes are now on when the school gates open for another year of education, but when will schools across Newcastle start welcoming kids back from the summer break?
When did Newcastle schools return from the summer holidays?
According to Newcastle City Council, the start of the 2022-23 academic year officially started on Monday, September 5 although some schools may not abide by this date.
Academies across the UK are not required to abide by local authorities and can set their own term dates, although these are likely to still follow local dates.
The next break for Newcastle schools will come from the October half term, which is at the end of the month.
What are the 2022-23 term dates for schools across Newcastle?
After their return from the summer break, students and staff will be on site for seven weeks before the first half term break of the year. This will run from Monday, October 24 until Friday, October 28 before classrooms become full again on the following Monday.
Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year has forced schools into a late two week Christmas holiday this year. The first day of the break will come on Friday, December 23 with schools returning on Monday, January 9 to kick off the new year.
Six weeks of education will follow with the February half term falling between Monday, February 20 and Friday February 24 and, following a full month of education in March, schools break up once again at the start of April for the Easter holidays. This will run between Monday, April 3 and Friday, April 14.
With summer 2023 in sight at this point in the year, May half term falls later than usual this year with the week off starting on Tuesday, May 30 due to the May Bank Holiday the previous day. This will run until Friday, June 2 with the 2023 summer holidays starting on Friday, July 21.