Decision details

Term Dates 2020/21

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For the Executive Member to agree the Term Dates 2020/21


1.    Following consultation with Headteachers and other local authorities the term dates for the academic year 2020/21 attached in Annex 1  of the Executive Director: People’s report (in two formats) is approved.


2.    That Tuesday 1 September 2020 be set as an in-service training day for all schools.


Reasons for the decision:

1.    Term dates are not set nationally.


2.    Academies and voluntary aided schools are free to set their own term dates.


3.    That the pattern suggested is similar to that which has been set by some of the neighbouring local authorities. The alternative option consulted upon was not in line with neighbouring local authorities.


Alternative options considered:

1.    It is a statutory requirement that the local authority set dates for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.


2.    Two options were considered and consulted on with differing holiday breaks at Easter and May half term.


3.    Academies and aided schools were copied in and were also invited to comment.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Financial Impact: No financial implications

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

No consultation required as no changes to policy



Contact: Lesley Adams, Senior Admissions Officer Email: Tel: 01344 354023.

Publication date: 28/03/2019

Date of decision: 28/03/2019

Effective from: 05/04/2019

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