You can view or download our school holiday list by clicking the link below:
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.
School Holidays During Term Time
Can I take my child on holiday during term-time?
No, you cannot take your child out of school during term-time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
A ‘low-cost holiday’ is not an exceptional circumstance.
Can I request permission to take my child out of school during term-time?
If you believe your circumstances are exceptional, you should submit an application for leave of absence to the head teacher of your child’s school. Applications should be made as far in advance as possible. It is the school’s decision as to whether or not your circumstances are to be considered exceptional. For more information please see here: Holidays Term Time
What will happen if I take my child out of school without permission?
If you take your child out of school without the school’s permission it will be recorded as unauthorised absence.
You could receive a fine (Fixed Penalty Notice) and your child’s Record of Achievement will be affected
Fines are £60 for each child and are issued to each parent. The fines must be paid within 21 days of being issued otherwise the fines will double and will need to be paid within 28 days of being issued. See the Factsheet: Penalty Notices to Address Poor Attendance at School Sept 19 for more information.
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