Please visit the Durham County Council website to view or download the school holidays dates for this academic year and next year for all community schools, special schools and voluntary controlled schools. Please note that voluntary aided (church) schools, foundation schools and academies may have set different dates and you should check with the school or academy to confirm their arrangements or view the PDF for schools not following the standard term and holiday dates.
Holiday Closing Date Re-open
Summer 2016 Wednesday 20th July Tuesday 6th September
Autumn Half Term Friday 21st October Monday 31st October
Christmas Friday 16th December Wednesday 4th January 2017
Spring Half Term 2017 Friday 17th February Tuesday 28th February
Easter Friday 7th April Monday 24th April
May Day Friday 28th April Tuesday 2nd May
Summer Half Term Friday 26th May Monday 5th June
Summer 2017 Friday 21st July to be confirmed
School Holidays During Term Time
The Government has amended regulations for taking holidays in term time and these new regulations come into effect from September 2013.
Head teachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. If a head teacher grants a leave request, it will be for them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.
Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.
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