School Holidays

School Holiday Term Dates – 2023-24

Term Starts:
October Half Term:
Back to school:
Break up for Christmas:
Back to school:
Wednesday 4th September 2023
Friday 27th October 2023
Monday 6th November 2023
Tuesday 19th December 2023
Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Term Starts:
Spring Half Term:
Back to school:
Break up for Easter:
Back to school:
Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Friday 16th February 2024
Monday 26th February 2024
Thursday 28th March 2024
Tuesday 16th April 2024
Term Starts:
May Bank Holiday:
May Half Term:
Back to school:
Break up for Summer:
Tuesday 26th April 2024
Monday 6th May 2024
Friday 24th May 2024
Monday 3rd June 2024
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
School re-opens for Autumn TermDate to be determined

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.

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 Headteacher.

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