For many, it is time to send their children to school for the first time ever. For others, it is a chance to reflect on the day their own loved one stepped foot into the classroom in years gone by.
We have a selection of images of children spending their first day at school in 2003.
So many of you have loved our flashbacks to first days at school in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Now is your chance to reflect once more on pupils enjoying a first day in the classroom 18 years ago.
1. St Aidan's Primary
So many new faces at St Aidan's but how many do you recognise?
2. Barnard Grove Primary
So proud on their first day at Barnard Grove Primary School in 2003.
3. Jesmond Road Primary
Who do you recognise in these new starters at Jesmond Road Primary School?
4. Manor Primary
So smart in their new uniforms at Manor Primary School iD3689 HARTLEPOOL MANOR PRIMARY NEW STARTERS CHRISTMAS 2003