School Holidays

See below for the confirmed term dates for Horndale County Infant & Nursery School. 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.


Holiday Closing Date (after session)Date Re-open for Teaching Purposes
Summer 2023                  Friday 21st July 2023Tuesday 5th September 2023
Autumn Half Term 2023Friday 27th October 2023Monday 6th November 2023
Christmas 2023


Tuesday 19th  December 2023Thursday 4th January 2024


Spring Half-Term 2024


Friday 16th February 2024Monday 26th February 2024
Easter 2024

May Day 2024

Thursday 28th March 2024

Friday 3rd May 2024

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Tuesday 7th May 2024

 Summer Half-Term 2024


Wednesday 22nd May 2024


Monday 3rd June 2024



Summer 2024



Tuesday 23rd July 2024


To be advised


 Please note these dates may differ from other schools in Newton Aycliffe and other Local Authorities

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

Time Leaflet

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