School Holidays

A Melrose Learning Trust School

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.

Term Dates 2024-2025

Term Dates 2023-2024

Term Dates 2022-2023

Term Dates 2021-2022

Term Dates 2020 2021

Term dates 2019-2020

Term dates 2018-2019


Term dates 20162017

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 try to take holidays during the school holiday periods.  If this is not possible, please arrange a meeting with Mr Appleby, via the school office, to discuss your request and complete the necessary paperwork.  

No holidays taken without prior permission from the Head Teacher will be authorised.  

Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.

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