School term & holiday dates

Here you will find information on all term dates and school closures for Northumberland.

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School term dates and holidays

Welcome to the school holiday term dates page. Here you will find information on school dates for holidays, teacher training days and unplanned school closures.

Northumberland school holiday and term dates 2019/2020
Please note, some schools have allocated their own term dates.
You should also check your school's website.
Holiday or occasion of closure Date on which school will close Date on which school will reopen
Teacher training day Monday 2 September 2019  
Summer 2019 Friday 19 July 2019 Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Teacher training day Monday 4 November 2019  
October half term 2019 Friday 25 October 2019 Tuesday 5 November 2019
Christmas/New year 2019/2020 Friday 20 December 2019 Monday 6 January 2020
Teacher training day Friday 21 February 2020  
Spring half term 2020 Friday 14 February 2020 Monday 24 February 2020
Easter 2020 Friday 3 April 2020 Monday 20 April 2020
May Day 2020 Friday 8 May 2020  
Summer half term Friday 22 May 2020 Monday 1 June 2020
Summer 2020 Friday 17 July 2020 Tuesday 1 September 2020

View the links below to download PDF versions of the school term dates.
If an authorised absence request is granted, it will be the headteacher's responsibility to determine the length of time a child is absent.

Authorised absence is unlikely to be granted for family holidays.
Parents/carers can be fined for taking a child on holiday during term time without consent.

Further information regarding term-time absence can be found here.

The following documents provide information regarding planned teacher training days and closures.

Please note teacher training days are subject to change and are updated regularly.

School closures – teacher training days (special schools)

School closures – teacher training days

Should we be informed of any of schools closed due to weather, building problems or other local reasons they will appear below.

Unplanned school closures will appear here: 

Link to Northumberland  School Closure List

Please also follow our alert social media channels for information on unplanned school closures when the school has informed us of a problem. We also recommend that you also check with the individual school via their website, Social media pages and parent mail.

Details of school closures are also given on: