West Pelton Primary School

West Pelton Primary School

School Holidays

Term dates can be found on our Friday Flyer (weekly newsletter) and below.

Term dates 2023/24

Monday 4 September : INSET (no children)

Tuesday 5 September : Children return for Autumn 1 term

Friday 27 October : Break up for half term

Monday 6 November : Return for Winter 2 term

Tuesday 19 December : Break up for Christmas holidays

Wednesday 3 January 2024 : INSET (no children)

Thursday 4 January 2024 : Children return for Spring 1 term

Friday 16 February : Break up for February half term

Monday 26 February : Return for Spring 2 term

Wednesday 27 March : Break up for Easter holidays

Thursday 28 March : INSET (no children)

Monday 15 April : Children return for Summer 1 term

Monday 6 May : Bank holiday – school closed

Friday 24 May : Break up for May half term

Monday 3 June : Children return for Summer 2 term

Friday 19 July : Children break up for summer

Monday 22 July : INSET (no children)

Tuesday 23 July : INSET (no children)

Wednesday 4 September 2024: INSET (no children)

Thursday 5 September : Children return for Autumn 1 term

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, academies and school in different local authorities may have set different dates and you should check with the individual school or academy to confirm their arrangements.

School Holidays During Term Time

The Government released ‘Working together to improve school attendance’ in May 2022, this document outlines ‘Granting leaves of absence.’

  • Only exceptional circumstances warrant a leave of absence. Schools should consider each application individually taking into account the specific facts and circumstances and relevant background context behind the request.
  • If a leave of absence is granted, it is for the headteacher to determine the length of the time the pupil can be away from school.
  • As head teachers should only grant leaves of absence in exceptional circumstances it is unlikely a leave of absence will be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.

Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.

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