Term dates and school times

Term dates and school times

School times


Breakfast club 7.45am
Morning session 8.50am - 11.50am

Reception and Key Stage 1

Breakfast club 7.45am
School starts 9.00am
School finishes 3.10pm

Key Stage 2

Breakfast club 7.45am
School starts 9.00am
School finishes 3.20pm

2020/21 TERM DATES

  School closes School reopens

Summer 2020

(6 weeks)


Wednesday 2 September 2020

Autumn half term 2020

(1 week)

Friday 23 October 2020

Monday 2 November 2020

Christmas 2020

(2 weeks)

Friday 18 December 2020

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Spring half term 2021

(1 week)

Friday 12 February 2021

Monday 22 February 2021

Easter 2021

(2 weeks)

Friday 26 March 2021

Monday 12 April 2021

Summer half term 2021

(1 week)

Friday 28 May 2021

Monday 7 June 2021

Summer 2021

(6 weeks)

Friday 16 July 2021

Thursday 2 September 2021

The Academy will also be closed for training purposes on the following days:

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Friday 18 December 2020
  • Monday 4 January 2021
  • Monday 19 July 2021
  • Tuesday 20 July 2021

School will be closed on Monday 2nd May 2022 (May Bank Holiday).

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 for the North East Learning Trust, on 0191 518 0222.

2021/22 TERM DATES

Autumn Term 2021



Half term

Thursday 2 September

Friday 17 December

25 Oct – 29 Oct


Spring Term 2022



Half term

Tuesday 4 January

Friday 8 April

21-25 February


Summer Term 2022



Half term

Monday 25 April

Thursday 21 July

30 May – 3 June

Dates of professional development days:

Day 1: Wednesday 1st September 2021

Day 2: Friday November 26th 2021

Day 3: Tuesday 4th January 2022

Day 4: Friday 27th May 2022

Day 5: Thursday 21st July 2022