SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR THE 2017/18 ACADEMIC YEAR
|HOLIDAY||CLOSING DATE||DATE RE-OPEN FOR TEACHING PURPOSES|
|Summer 2017||Friday 21 July 2017||Tuesday 5 September 2017|
|Autumn Half Term 2017||Friday 20 October 2017||Tuesday 31 October 2017|
|Christmas 2017||Friday 22 December 2017||Monday 8 January 2018|
|Spring Half-Term 2018||Thursday 8 February 2018||Monday 19 February 2018|
|Easter 2018||Thursday 29 March 2018||Monday 16 April 2018|
|May Day 2018||Friday 4 May 2018||Tuesday 8 May 2018|
|Summer Half-Term 2018||Friday 25 May 2018||Monday 4 June 2018|
|Summer 2018||Friday 20 July 2018||To be determined|
Please note that our term dates may differ slightly to those of other schools. You are encouraged to contact individual schools for their dates or 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.
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.
We urge parents to book holidays only during the school holidays and not during term time. The dates for the school holidays can be found by following the link above. Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
Head teachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances will not occur each year. Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.
Should you require a form to request a leave of absence for your child, please click here or contact the school office. Any application should be made at least 10 days prior to the anticipated absence.
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