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Have your say on school term time dates

Take part in our school term time date and holiday pattern consultation

This consultation runs until 18 July 2021.

We want to hear your views on your preferred school term and holiday dates for Leicestershire.

We are looking to set the term dates for the five years between Autumn 2022 and Summer 2027 and would like to hear what you have to say on our three suggested options.

These different proposals attempt to meet the range of different needs in the county which include trying to reduce term time holidays by having early breaks and balancing the length of terms to try to reduce staff and student sickness. Overall, we aim to improve outcomes for Leicestershire children.

Broadly, the proposals are: 

  1. Keeping the ‘traditional’ county term time pattern, which offers an earlier summer holiday but means a longer autumn term
  2. Aligning the autumn and spring breaks in line with most other authorities, including Leicester City, but again means a longer autumn term
  3. Introducing a two-week autumn half-term break. This would leave terms ‘more balanced’ across the whole year but would result in a shorter Easter break 

More detailed information on these proposals is available via our consultation document:

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You can have your say via this short school term dates questionnaire

The deadline for comments is midnight Sunday 18 July 2021. All responses will be considered and a recommendation for Leicestershire's new term time patterns will be presented to the council's Cabinet which is set to make a decision on this in the autumn.

 Leicester City Council has launched a consultation to run alongside this one which contains its suggested options for term dates for city schools. Both consultations proposals reflect the same dates and also ask if city / county term dates should match. Take part in the city's consultation.

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