Decision details

School Term & Holiday Dates 2022/2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Decision status: Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following consultation to fully approve the School Term & Holiday Dates for the 2022/2023 academic year.


The Cabinet Member agrees to approve the Council’s preferred calendar of school term and holiday dates and to recommend these to all schools for the 2022-23 academic year.

Reasons for the decision:

Following consultation, local authorities are expected to approve a calendar of school term and holiday dates for schools within their area.


Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), Academies, Foundation, Free Schools and Voluntary Aided Schools have the power to determine their own dates.


The Council proposes a 195-day model for term dates with 5 in-service days being taken outside of these dates.


The Council endeavours to set dates in line with neighbouring local authorities where this is possible.


Following approval of the agreed school term and holiday dates these will be circulated to all schools and published on the Council’s website.

Alternative options considered:

None – to ensure the proposed dates align as closely as possible to neighbouring local authorities.

Publication date: 07/04/2021

Date of decision: 07/04/2021

Date comes into force if not called in: 15/04/2021

Call-in deadline date: 14/04/2021

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