School Holidays

Below are the holidays for Evenwood C of E Primary School which include the days the school will be closed for staff professional development.

Staff PD Days 2023-2024

  • Monday 4th September 2023
  • Tuesday 5th September 2023
  • Wednesday 3rd January 2024
  • Thursday 5th January 2024
  • Friday 6th January 2024
HolidayClosing DateDate Re-opens for Teaching Purposes
Summer 2023Friday 21st July 2023Wednesday 6th September 2023
Autumn Half Term 2023Friday 27th October 2023Monday 6th November 2023
Christmas 2023Tuesday 19th December 2023Monday 8th January 2024
Spring Half Term 2024Friday 16th February 2024Monday 26th February 2024
Easter 2024Thursday 28th March 2024Monday 15th April 2024
May Day 2024Friday 3rd May 2024Tuesday 7th May 2024
Summer Half Term 2024Friday 24th May 2024Monday 3rd June 2024
Summer 2024Tuesday 23rd July 2024To be determined

Staff PD Days 2024-2025

  • Monday 6th January 2025
  • Friday 23rd May 2025
HolidayClosing DateDate Re-opens for Teaching Purposes
Summer 2024Tuesday 23rd July 2024Wednesday 4th September 2024
Autumn Half Term 2024Friday 25th October 2024Monday 4th November 2024
Christmas 2024Friday 20th December 2024Tuesday 7th January 2025
Spring Half Term 2025Friday 21st February 2025Monday 3rd March 2025
Easter 2025Friday 11th April 2025Monday 28th April 2025
May Day 2025Friday 2nd May 2025Tuesday 6th May 2025
Summer Half Term 2025Thursday 22nd May 2025Monday 2nd June 2025
Summer 2025Friday 18th July 2025To be determined

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 are not able to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Where leave is granted, Head Teachers must decide the number of school days a child can be away from school.

If you wish to make an application for your child’s term time leave of absence, you must fill out an application form, which can be requested from school reception.  The application form asks you to outline the reasons why you feel your application for leave of absence during term time should be regarded as ‘exceptional.’  Following the submission of your application, you will be notified as soon as possible of the School’s decision.

Parents / carers should be aware that if you take leave of absence during term time without making a prior application to the school, or if you make an application but your requested leave of absence is not authorised and still take the child out of school, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.  Similarly, if you keep your child away from school for longer than agreed / authorised, the excess absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

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.

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

Application for LOA during term time

Message From Our Local Authority

Message from the Corporate Director of Children and Adults Services

Durham County Council is committed to maximising the potential of every child in County Durham. I know that you too want the very best for your child. Good, consistent attendance at school is crucial to give your child the best chance of success. We need your support in ensuring that holidays are not taken in school time so that your child has the very best opportunity to succeed. For further advice please contact your child’s school.

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