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 2020 Friday 17th July Wednesday 2nd September
October half term Thursday 22nd October Monday 2nd November
Christmas Friday 18th December Tuesday 5th January 2021
Spring half term 2021 Friday 12th February Monday 22nd February
Easter 2021 Friday 26th March Monday 12th April
May Day 2021 Friday 30th April Tuesday 4th May
Summer half term 2021 Wednesday 26th May Monday 7th June
Summer 2021 Tuesday 20th 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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