Below are the dates for the academic year 2019-2020. Please note, these may differ slightly to other local schools. You will see again like this year that there is a slightly longer May half term. We do appreciate how much more expensive holidays can be during school holidays and so we see this as an opportune time for a slightly cheaper break at this time of year.
The dates include Teacher Training Days.
|Holiday||Closing date||Date re-opens|
|Summer 2020||Monday 20 July 2020||Tuesday 1 September 2020|
|Autumn half-term 2020||Friday 23 October 2020||Monday 2 November 2020|
|Christmas 2020||Friday 18 December 2020||Monday 4 January 2021|
|Spring half-term 2021||Friday 12 February 2021||Monday 22 February 2021|
|Easter 2021||Friday 26 March 2021||Monday 12 April 2021|
|May Day 2021||Friday 30 April 2021||Tuesday 4 May 2021|
|Summer half-term 2021||Friday 28 May 2021||Monday 7 June 2021|
|Summer 2021||Tuesday 20 July 2021||Wednesday 1 September 2021|
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.
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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