Close
term dates

Term dates, school timetable and key dates

The Academy day

Time Lesson Time Allocation
08:35 - 08:50 Form 15 minutes
08:50 - 09:50 1 1 hour
09:50 - 10:50 2 1 hour
10:50 - 11:10 Break 20 minutes
11:10 - 12:10 3 1 hour

12:10 - 12:50

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch

4

40 minutes

1 hour

12:10 - 13:10

13:10 - 13:50

4

Lunch

1 hour

40 minutes

13:50 - 14:50 5 1 hour

2020/21 TERM DATES

  School closes School reopens

Summer 2020

(6 weeks)

 

Wednesday 2 September 2020 (Years 7 and 12 only)

Thursday 3 September 2020 (all year groups)

Autumn half term 2020

(1 week)

Friday 23 October 2020

Monday 2 November 2020

Christmas 2020

(2 weeks)

Friday 18 December 2020

Monday 4 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

TBC

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

  • Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Friday 23 October 2020  
  • Friday 27 November 2020
  • Monday 3 May (Bank Holiday)
  • Monday 19 July 2021
  • Tuesday 20 July 2021

2021/22 Term dates

  School closes School reopens

Summer 2021

(6 weeks)

Friday 16 July 2021 Thursday 2 September 2021

Autumn half term 2021

(1 week)

Friday 22 October 2021

Monday 1 November 2021

Christmas 2021

(2 weeks)

Friday 17 December 2021

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Spring half term 2022

(1 week)

Thursday 17 February 2022

Monday 28 February 2022

Easter 2022

(2 weeks)

Friday 8 April 2022

Monday 25 April 2022

Summer half term 2022

(1 week)

Friday 27 May 2022

Monday 6 June 2022

Summer 2022

(6 weeks)

Friday 22 July 2022

TBC

Please note that the school will be closed to students on the following days:

  • Wednesday 1st September 2021
  • Friday 22nd October 2021
  • Friday 26th November 2021
  • Tuesday 4th January 2022
  • Friday 18th February 2022

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.