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Term dates and school times

March 2021 school reopening timings

School times

Start time 8.50am
Lessons start 8.55am
Years 3 and 4 lunch 11.30pm -12.30pm
Years 5 and 6 lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm
School finishes 3.15pm
After schools clubs From 3.15pm

2020/21 TERM DATES

 

Autumn Term 2020

Starts

Ends

Half term

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Thursday 17 December 2020

Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October 2020

Christmas break: Monday 21 December 2020 – Friday 1 January 2021

 

Spring Term 2021

Starts

Ends

Half term

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Friday 26 March 2021

Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February 2021

Easter break: Monday 29 March 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

 

Summer Term 2021

Starts

Ends

Half term

Monday 12 April 2021

Friday 16 July 2021

Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021

Summer break: Monday 19 July 2021 – Friday 3 September 2021

Diamond Hall Junior Academy will be closed to pupils on the following professional development days:

  • Day 1: Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Day 2: Friday 18 December 2020
  • Day 3: Monday 4 January 2021

Days 4 and 5 to be covered by twilight sessions.

School will be closed on Monday 3 May 2021 (May Bank Holiday).

2021/22 TERM DATES

 

Autumn Term 2021

Starts

Ends

Half term

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Friday 17 December 2021

Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October 2021

Christmas break: Monday 20 December 2021 – Monday 3 January 2022

 

Spring Term 2022

Starts

Ends

Half term

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Friday 8 April 2022

Monday 21 February – Friday 25 February 2022

Easter break: Monday 11 April 2022 – Friday 22 April 2022

 

Summer Term 2022

Starts

Ends

Half term

Monday 25 April 2022

Friday 22 July 2022

Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2022

Summer break: Monday 25 July 2022 – TBC

School will be closed on Monday 2 May 2022 for May Bank Holiday.

Dates of professional development days:

  • Monday 6 September 2021
  • Tuesday 4 January 2022
  • Friday 27 May 2022

Days 3 and 4 to be covered by twilight sessions 

Holidays and absences in term time

New Government regulations have made it clear that a school or Academy may not grant any leave of absence from school during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Our duty is to ensure all students have complete access to the education provided and we ask for parental support to ensure this happens.

This means:

  • A parent does not have the right to take a child out of school for a holiday or absence in term time.
  • The school will refuse an application for absence unless parents can demonstrate and prove there are exceptional circumstances relating to the request.
  • Absence from school for any reason has a significant effect on learning and is proven to reduce student grades.
  • If a holiday or an absence is taken when permission has not been granted, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence (truancy) and noted on the student’s record of achievement. The information will be sent to Sunderland City Council who will consider whether a fine of £60 should be issued. 
  • If a student already has poor attendance and an unauthorised absence is taken, the information may be sent to Sunderland City Council Attendance Enforcement Team who will consider legal proceedings at a magistrate’s court.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs K Marriott or Mrs J Hannah, Office Administrators, on 0191 563 0975.