The DCC School Holidays can be viewed or downloaded by clicking the link below along with the confirmed additional days school is closed for teacher training days:
School holidays for the 2016/17 academic year
|Holiday||Closing date||Date re-opens|
|Summer 2016||Wednesday 20 July 2016||Monday 5 September 2016|
|Autumn half-term 2016||Friday 21 October 2016||Monday 31 October 2016|
|Christmas 2016||Friday 16 December 2016||Tuesday 3 January 2017|
|Spring half-term 2017||Friday 17 February 2017||Monday 27 February 2017|
|Easter 2017||Friday 7 April 2017||Monday 24 April 2017|
|May Day 2017||Friday 28 April 2017||Tuesday 2 May 2017|
|Summer half-term 2017||Friday 26 May 2017||Monday 5 June 2017|
|Summer 2017||Friday 21 July 2017||Monday 4 September 2017|
Professional Development Days 2016-17
In addition to school holidays please note the following days will be used for professional development of staff at Burnhope Primary School and school will be closed for pupils.
- Monday 27th February 2017
- Friday 26th May 2017
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 or view the PDF for schools not following the standard term and holiday dates.
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. Parents must pay £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days. Regulations set out the procedures for issuing penalty notices (fines) to each parent who fails to ensure their child’s regular attendance at school.
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.
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