Consultation on school holiday and term time dates

The Council ran a consultation on School Holiday and Term time dates for:

  • 2019/20
  • 2020/21
  • 2021/22
  • 2022/23

The consultation ran from 28 August 2017 and ended on 8 October 2017.  There were two proposed options for the dates:

Option 1 

follows the current model, which includes 6 weeks for the summer holidays and a fixed spring break (generally the first two weeks in April with Easter at the beginning, middle or end of the two week block)

Option 2 

proposes a slightly shorter 5 week summer holiday and a 2 week October half term break, with a fixed spring break (generally the first two weeks in April with Easter at the beginning, middle or end of the two week block) 

Dates for 2018/19 have already been set

Local Authorities have a duty to determine school term dates for local authority maintained schools.  Schools must be open to pupils for 190 days in an academic year, and 195 days for teachers.

Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided schools and Academies are responsible for setting their own holiday dates and so individual schools, which are not maintained by the local authority, may choose to follow a pattern and/or specific dates that do not match those set by Nottinghamshire Local Authority.

When setting proposed dates for each model, we have, where possible, tried to take account of dates/patterns already set by our local authority neighbours.  However, it should be noted that there is no formal mechanism for the regional setting of holiday dates. 

Future holiday dates for our local authority neighbours (where available):

Feedback and comments

The consultation is now closed, thank you to everyone who responded.

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