Term dates and school times

School times



Early Years and Key Stage 1

8:45 - 3:15pm

Key Stage 2

8:50 -3:20pm

Our school week total is 32.5 hours.

Breakfast Club: 7.30am-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.

2023/24 TERM DATES

Autumn Term 2023



Half term

Tuesday 5 September

Tuesday 19 December

30 October – 3 November

Christmas holidays: School closes on Tuesday 19 December and reopens on Thursday 4 January 2024.

Spring Term 2024



Half term

Thursday 4 January

Thursday 28 March

19 -23 February

Easter holidays: School closes Thursday 28 March and reopens on Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Summer Term 2024



Half term

Tuesday 16 April

Tuesday 23 July

27 May – 31 May

School is also closed to pupils for 5 professional development days.

Day 1          Monday 4 September 2023

Day 2          Friday 24 November 2023

Day 3          Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Day 4          Monday 15 April 2024

Day 5          Friday 24 May 2024 

School will also be closed on Monday 6 May 2024 (May Bank Holiday).

2024/25 term dates

Autumn Term 2024

School reopens

School closes (last day of school)

Half term

Thursday 5 September 2024

Friday 20 December 2024

School closes: Friday 25 October 2024

School reopens:

Monday 4 November 2024

Christmas break: 

  • School closes: Friday 20 December 2024
  • School reopens: Tuesday 7 January 2025

Spring Term 2025

School reopens

School closes

Half term

Tuesday 7 January 2025

Friday 11 April 2025

School closes: Friday 21 February 2025

School reopens: Monday 3 March 2025

Easter break:

  • School closes: Friday 11 April 2025
  • School reopens: Monday 28 April 2025

Summer Term 2025

School reopens

School closes

Half term

Monday 28 April 2025

Friday 18 July 2025

School closes: Friday 23 May 2025

School reopens: Monday 2 June 2025

School will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 5 May 2025

Summer break: Friday 18 July 2025

School is also closed to pupils for the following professional development days.

  • Wednesday 4 September 2024
  • Friday 3 January 2025
  • Monday 6 January 2025
  • Monday 24 February 2025
  • Monday 14 April 2025

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.