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Term dates and school times

School times

As of 2 November 2020, school times are as follows

Year 

Times

Reception

9.00am-2.50pm

Year 1

9.00am-3.00pm

Year 2

8.50am-3.00pm

Year 3

8.50am-3.10pm

Year 4 

8.50am-3.10pm

Year 5 

8.40am-3.20pm

Year 6

8.40am-3.20pm

 

Breakfast Club: 7.30am-8.50am 

                            8.00am-8.50am                         

After School Club:  3.15pm-4.15pm 

Teatime Club:          3.15pm-5.30pm 

Session must be booked and paid in advance via ScoPay.

Term dates 2020/2021

Autumn term 2020

Starts

Ends

Half term

Wednesday 2 September

Friday 18 December

26 Oct – 30 Oct

Spring term 2021

Starts

Ends

Half term

Tuesday 5 January

Friday 26 March

15 -19 February

Summer term 2021

Starts

Ends

Half term

Monday 12 April

Friday 16 July

31 May – 4 June

The school will also be closed on the following days

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Monday 4 January 2021
  • Monday 3 May 2021 (Bank Holiday)
  • Friday 28 May 2021
  • Monday 19 July
  • Tuesday 20 July

Holidays and absences in term time

New Government regulations have made it clear that a school or Academy may not grant any leave of absence from school during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Our duty is to ensure all students have complete access to the education provided and we ask for parental support to ensure this happens.

This means:

  • A parent does not have the right to take a child out of school for a holiday or absence in term time.
  • The school will refuse an application for absence unless parents can demonstrate and prove there are exceptional circumstances relating to the request.
  • Absence from the Academy for any reason has a significant effect on learning and is proven to reduce student grades.
  • If a holiday or an absence is taken when permission has not been granted, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence (truancy) and noted on the student’s record of achievement. The information will be sent to Durham County Council who will consider whether a fine of £60 should be issued. 
  • If a student already has poor attendance and an unauthorised absence is taken, the information may be sent to Durham County Council Attendance Enforcement Team who will consider legal proceedings at a magistrate’s court.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Elaine Marriott, Attendance Officer, on 0191 518 0222.