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.
Other School Closures
The following dates are teacher training days for 2023/24:
Monday 4th September 2023
Monday 6th November 2023
Wednesday3rd January 2024
Monday 15th April 2024
Friday 24th May 2024
The following dates are teacher training dates for 2024/25:
Wednesday 4th September 2024
Monday 4th November 2024
Monday 6th January 2025
Friday 23rd May 2025
Monday 2nd June 2025
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 Head Teacher.
Article 24: Every child has the right to an education.