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School Holidays

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.


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.

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.

Please see below for school holidays and INSET days.

Inset Days 2021-2022

Wednesday 1st September 2021

Friday 22nd October 2021

Friday 17th December 2021

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Friday 18th February 2022

View School Holiday Dates by clicking on a link below.

School Holiday Dates and INSET days