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School Holidays

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The DCC School Holidays  can be viewed or downloaded by clicking the link below along with the confirmed additional days school is closed for teacher training days:

School holidays for the 2023/24 academic year

Professional Development Days 2023-24

  • Monday 4th September 2023

  • Tuesday 5th September 2023

  • Friday 24th May 2024

  • Monday 22nd July 2024

  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024

School holidays for the 2024/25 academic year

Professional Development Days 2024-25

  • Tuesday 3rd September 2024

  • Wednesday 4th September 2024

  • Friday 31st January 2025

  • Friday 23rd May 2025

  • Monday 21st July 2025

  • Tuesday 22nd July 2025

Alternatively, 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.

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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 2022.

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.  Parents must pay £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days.  Regulations set out the procedures for issuing penalty notices (fines) to each parent who fails to ensure their child’s regular attendance at school.

Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.

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