Consultation on school holiday and term time dates
The Council is consulting on School Holiday and Term time dates for:
The consultation will run from 1 March 2021 and 2 May 2021. There are two proposed options for the dates:
- Follows the current model, which includes 2 weeks for the October half term break, a fixed spring break (generally the first two weeks in April) and generally 5 weeks break for the summer holiday
- Option A: school holiday calendar [PDF]
- Proposes 2 weeks for the October half term break, a varied spring break and slight changes to the start and end dates for the academic year
- Option B: school holiday calendar [PDF]
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):
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