Decision details

Term Dates – community and voluntary controlled schools 2021-22

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For the Executive Member to agree the Term Dates 2021-22


1          That the term dates for the academic year 2021/22 attached in Annex 1 (in two formats) be approved.


2          That Wednesday 1 September 2021 be set as an in-service training day for all schools

Reasons for the decision:

Term dates are not set nationally.


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


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:

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


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 of People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

In writing to the consultees



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

Publication date: 17/04/2020

Date of decision: 17/04/2020

Effective from: 25/04/2020

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