School Holidays

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.

Hesleden Primary School Holidays in 2023-24

Holiday Closing Date Re-open for Teaching Purposes
Summer 2023 Friday 21 July 2023
Autumn term 2023 Tuesday 5 September 2023
Autumn half-term 2023 Friday 27 October 2023 Monday 6 November 2023
Christmas 2023 Tuesday 19 December 2023 Thursday 4 January 2024
Spring half-term 2024 Friday 16 February 2024 Monday 26 February 2024
Easter 2024 Thursday 28 March 2024 Monday 15 April 2024
May Day 2024 Friday 3 May 2024 Tuesday 7 May 2024
Summer half-term 2024 Thursday 23 May 2024  Monday 3 June 2024
Summer 2024 Tuesday 23 July 2024

School will be closed for the following staff training days:

Mon 4 Sept 2023 Fri 6 Oct 2023 Mon 27 Nov 2023 Wed 3 Jan 2024 Fri 24 May 2024

2023-24 Holiday grid

Our holiday dates can always be found on our current newsletter and we try to publish each year’s dates in our School Brochure.

School Holidays During Term Time

The Government has regulations for taking holidays in term time.

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.

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