Decision details

School Term and Holiday Dates 2020-21

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children and Young People

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the recommended school holiday dates for the 2020-21 academic year.


The Cabinet Member agrees that;-


1)  To note that Multi Academy Trusts, Academies, Foundation, Free Schools and Voluntary Aided Schools have the power to determine their own term and holiday dates.

2)  In order to maximise consistency of dates for the benefit of children and their parents, to recommend to all schools the Council’s preferred calendar of School Term and Holiday dates for the academic year 2020-21 based on a 195 day calendar, as set out in Appendix A.

Reasons for the decision:

The dates recommended in this report should be adopted by the majority of schools and similar to those adopted by neighbouring authorities.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 13/03/2019

Date of decision: 26/02/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

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