When is May half term break 2022 in Newcastle? School holiday dates - and when are May bank holidays UK

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The May half term is coming around quickly - here are the crucial dates for pupils in Newcastle

The Easter Holidays are well and truly underway, and will soon be coming to a close with children across Newcastle returning to school after a two-week break on 25 April.

While it may seem like the next school break is a long time away for pupils, parents will know all too well that the half-term comes around quickly.

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Parents will be looking to get a head start on plans to keep the kids busy, or maybe even a quick holiday now that Covid-19 restrictions have eased.

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So, when are pupils expected to break up for the May half term?

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming May bank holiday and half-term breaks for pupils in Newcastle.

When do schools in Newcastle finish for the May half-term?

Students will break up for one week to conclude the spring term of 2022.

The last day of the spring term will be Friday 27 May.

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Students are expected to return to the classroom on Monday 6 June. This will mark the beginning of the summer term.

What dates are the May bank holidays?

There is one bank holiday in May this year, and this is known as the early May bank holiday.

For 2022 the early May bank holiday will fall on Monday 2 May, meaning pupils across Newcastle will have a long weekend before their half term later in the month.

When is the next bank holiday after the May break?

People and students across Newcastle will have Thursday 2 June off for the official spring bank holiday.

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People across the UK will get an extra bank holiday this year to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This will fall on Friday 3 June.

There is another bank holiday in August, known as the summer bank holiday. This won’t affect pupils as they will already be on the six-week-long summer holidays.

However, it does mean that some parents may get a long weekend on 29 August.

When does the 2022/23 school year begin?

Pupils in Newcastle will break up for a six-week summer break on 22 July in 2022.

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This will signal the end of the academic year, and students will return to the classroom Monday 5 September 2022.

Where is it hot in May?

With the May half term approaching fast, many families will be looking to book a holiday for some much-needed warmer weather.

Many Brits opt to head for sunny destinations such as Spain, Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus in May where temperatures range from 23.8°C to 27°C.

These temperatures are a stark contrast to the average temperature of 15°C in Newcastle in May.

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People of Newcastle can easily get to these destinations via airlines like EasyJet and RyanAir, which fly from Newcastle Airport.

EasyJet runs direct flights from Newcastle to the following popular May destinations:


  • Mallorca
  • Alicante
  • Almeria
  • Barcelona


  • Agadir


  • Athens
  • Volos


  • Antalya


  • Zadar 

These are just a few of the warmer destinations available for departure from Newcastle Airport.

You can find out more about flights departing from Newcastle on the EasyJet website.

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RyanAir also operates direct flights from Newcastle Airport to many warmer destinations:


  • Menorca
  • Alicante
  • Malaga
  • Lanzarote 
  • Gran Canaria
  • Palma de Mallorca 
  • Ibiza
  • Fuerteventura


  • Paphos


  • Faro


  • Zadar 

These are a few of the flights RyanAir will be operating from Newcastle Airport during the time period May half-term falls on. Find out more information from the RyanAir website.

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