Term dates and school timetable

Term dates and parents' evenings

2017/18 term dates

Summer 2017

(6 weeks)

Friday 21 July 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Autumn half term 2017

(1 week)

Friday 20 October 2017

Monday 30 October 2017

Christmas 2017

(2 weeks)

Friday 22 December 2017

Monday 8 January 2018

Spring half term 2018

(1 week)

Friday 9 February 2018

Monday 19 February 2018

Easter 2018

(2 weeks)

Thursday 29 March 2018

Monday 16 April 2018

Summer half term 2018

(1 week)

Friday 25 May 2018

Monday 4 June 2018

Summer 2018

(6 weeks)

Friday 20 July 2018

To be determined

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

  • Monday 4 September 2017
  • Friday 6 October 2017
  • Friday 1 December 2017

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.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Elaine Marriott, Attendance Officer, on 0191 518 0222.

Parents' evenings



Thursday 5 October 2017

Year 11

Thursday 19 October 2017

Year 7 tutor meeting

Thursday 7 December 2017

Year 10

Thursday 18 January 2018

Year 11

Thursday 22 March 2018

Year 8

Thursday 29 March 2018

Year 9

Thursday 26 April 2018

Year 10

Wednesday 28 June 2018

Year 7

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