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 2017/8 academic year
|Holiday||Closing date||Date re-opens|
|Summer 2017||Friday 21st July 2017||Monday 4 September 2017|
|Autumn half-term 2017||Friday 20 October 2017||Monday 30 October 2017|
|Christmas 2017||Friday 22 December 2017||Monday 8 January 2018|
|Spring half-term 2018||Friday 9 February 2018||Monday 19 February 2018|
|Easter 2018||Thursday 29 March 2018||Monday 16 April 2018|
|May Day 2018||Friday 4 May 2018||Tuesday 8 May 2018|
|Summer half-term 2018||Friday 25 May 2018||Monday 4 June 2018|
|Summer 2018||Friday 20 July 2018||Monday 3 September 2018|
Professional Development Days 2017-18
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 4th September 2017
- Monday 19th February 2018
- Friday 20th July 2018
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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