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School Holidays

School Holidays

Holiday  Closing Date  Date re-opens 
Summer Term 2023  Friday 21st July 2023  Tuesday 5th September 2023 
Autumn Half Term 2023  Friday 27th October 2023  Tuesday 7th November 2023 
Christmas 2023  Tuesday 19th December 2023  Thursday 4th January 2024 
Spring Half Term 2024  Friday 16th February 2024  Monday 26th February 2024 
Easter 2024  Thursday 28th March 2024  Tuesday 16th April 2024
May Day 2024  Friday 3rd May 2024  Tuesday 7th May 2024 
Summer Half Term 2024  Thursday 23rd May 2024  Monday 3rd June 2024 
Summer Term 2024  Tuesday 23rd July 2024  Wednesday 4th September 2024 

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:

Tuesday 3rd September 2024

Monday 4th November 2024

Friday 23rd May 2025

The following dates are teacher training dates for 2025/26:

Monday 2nd September 2025

Monday 3rd November 2025

Friday 22nd May 2026

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.