School Holidays

The table below shows the school term dates and school holidays including the PD Days.

PD Days 2023-2024

  • Monday 4th September
  • Tuesday 5th September
  • Wednesday 3rd January
  • Thursday 4th January
  • Friday 5th January
Start Date Last Day
Autumn Term 1 Wednesday 6th September Friday 27th November
Autumn Half Term Monday 30th October Friday 3rd November
Autumn Term 2 Monday 6th November Tuesday 19th December
Christmas Holidays Wednesday 20th December Friday 5th January
Spring Term 1 Monday 8th January Friday 16th February
Spring Half Term Monday 19th February Friday 23rd February
Spring Term 2 Monday 26th February Thursday 28th March
Easter 2023 Friday 29th March Friday 12th April
Summer Term 1 Monday 15th April Friday 24th May
Summer Half Term Monday 27th May Friday 31st May
Summer Term 2 Monday 3rd June Tuesday 23rd July

PD Days 2024-2025

  • Monday 2nd September 2024
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2024
  • Monday 6th January 2025
  • Friday 23rd May 2025
  • Monday 21st July 2025
Start Date Last Day
Summer Tuesday 23rd July Wednesday 4th September
Autumn Term 1 Wednesday 4th September Friday 25th October
Autumn Half Term  Monday 28th October  Friday 1st November 
Autumn Term 2 Monday 4th November Friday 20th December
Christmas Holidays Monday 23rd December  Monday 6th January
Spring Term 1 Tuesday 7th January Friday 21st February
Spring Half Term Monday 24th February Friday 28th February
Spring Term 2 Monday 3rd March Friday 11th April
Easter  Monday 14th April Friday 25th April
Summer Term 1 Monday 28th April Thursday 22nd May
Summer Half Term Friday 23rd May  Friday 30th May
Summer Term 2 Monday 2nd June Friday 28th July







2024-2025 Academic Year

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 are not able to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Where leave is granted, Head Teachers must decide the number of school days a child can be away from school.

If you wish to make an application for your child’s term time leave of absence, you must fill out an application form, which can be requested from school reception.  The application form asks you to outline the reasons why you feel your application for leave of absence during term time should be regarded as ‘exceptional.’  Following the submission of your application, you will be notified as soon as possible of the School’s decision.

Parents / carers should be aware that if you take leave of absence during term time without making a prior application to the school, or if you make an application but your requested leave of absence is not authorised and still take the child out of school, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.  Similarly, if you keep your child away from school for longer than agreed / authorised, the excess absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

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.

Leave of Absence Request

Message From Our Local Authority

Message from the Corporate Director of Children and Adults Services

Durham County Council is committed to maximising the potential of every child in County Durham. I know that you too want the very best for your child. Good, consistent attendance at school is crucial to give your child the best chance of success. We need your support in ensuring that holidays are not taken in school time so that your child has the very best opportunity to succeed. For further advice please contact your child’s school.

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