Victoria Lane Academy School Holidays:
2021/22 Academic Year
|Holiday||Closing Date||Date Re-opens|
|Summer 2021||Friday 16 July 2021||Thursday 2 September 2021|
|Autumn half-term 2021||Thursday 21 October 2021||Monday 1 November 2021|
|Christmas 2021||Friday 17 December 2021||Wednesday 5 January 2022|
|Spring half-term 2022||Friday 18 February 2022||Tuesday 1 March 2022|
|Easter 2022||Friday 8 April 2022||Monday 25 April 2022|
|May Day 2022||Friday 29 April 2022||Tuesday 3 May 2022|
|Summer half-term 2022||Thursday 26 May 2022||Monday 6 June 2022|
|Summer 2022||Thursday 21 July 2022||TBC September 2022|
Please visit the Durham County Council website to view or download the school holidays dates for the next academic year for all community schools, special schools and voluntary controlled schools. Please note that voluntary aided (church) schools, foundation schools and academies may have set different dates and you should check with the school or academy to confirm their arrangements or view the PDF for schools not following the standard term and holiday dates.
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 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 complete the attached leave of absence form if you are intending to take your child out of school during term-time and please return to the school office.
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this or any other aspect of attendance with Miss Hodkinson, our School and Family Lead Worker.