School Holidays for 2020 -2021
|Open for teaching||Last day of teaching||HALF TERM||Open for teaching||Last day of teaching|
|Autumn Term||Wednesday 2 September 2020||Thursday 22 October||26 – 30 October||Monday 2 November||Tuesday 22 December|
|Spring Term||Wednesday 6 January 2021||Friday 12 February||15 – 19 February||Monday 22 February||Friday 26 March|
|Summer Term||Monday 12 April 2021||Thursday 27 May||1 – 4 June||Monday 7 June||Friday 16 July 2021|
Holiday dates for academic year 2021-22 will be set in the Autumn Term
Alternatively, 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.
Leave of Absence During Term Time
The Government has amended regulations for taking holidays in term time and these new regulations came 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.
We urge parents to book holidays only during the school holidays and not during term time. Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
Please see further details on the School Office Page.
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