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Term dates, school timetable and key dates

The Academy day

Time Lesson Time Allocation
8:30 Start of the school day for all students All students are expected to be on the school site and in their designated areas no later than 8:30am.
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

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)

Thursday 21 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)

Wednesday 20 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

 

2022/23 Term dates

  School closes School reopens

Summer 2022

(6 weeks)

Wednesday 20 July 2022 Wednesday 7 September 2022

Autumn half term 2022

(1 week)

Friday 21 October 2022

Monday 31 October 2022

Christmas 2022

(2 weeks)

Tuesday 20 December 2022

Thursday 5 January 2023

Spring half term 2023

(1 week)

Thursday 16 February 2023

Monday 27 February 2023

Easter 2023

(2 weeks)

Friday 31 March 2023

Monday 17 April 2023

Summer half term 2023

(1 week)

Friday 26 May 2023

Monday 5 June 2023

Summer 2023

(6 weeks)

Friday 21 July 2023

Monday 4 September 2023

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

  • Monday 5th September 2022
  • Tuesday 6th September 2022
  • Friday 25th November 2022
  • Wednesday 4th January 2023
  • Friday 17th February 2023

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.

Key dates

 

 

Year 11 Parents’ Evening (1) 

19th January 2022, 3:30 – 6pm 

Year 13 full mock series 

w/c 14 February 2022 and then w/c 28th February 2022 

Year 11 full mock series  

Monday 7th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2022 

Year 8 Parents’ Evening  

Wednesday 9th March 2022, 3:30 – 6pm 

Mini open evening for Year 5 and 6 Thursday 17 March 2022, 5 - 6pm

Year 11 Parents’ Evening (2) 

Wednesday 30th March 2022, 3:30 – 6pm 

Year 9 Parents’ Evening  

Wednesday 4th May 2022, 3:30 – 6pm 

Year 7 Parents’ Evening  

Wednesday 18th May 2022, 3:30 – 6pm 

Year 10 Parents’ Evening  

Wednesday 8th June 2022, 3:30 – 6pm 

Year 10 and Year 12 end of year exam series 

Monday 13th June – Friday 24th June 2022 

Year 12 Parents’ Evening  

Wednesday 6th July 2022, , 3:30 – 6pm