7th February 2018 – Give your views on school term and holiday dates

Residents across Leicestershire are being given the opportunity to have their say on their preferred school term and holiday dates from Autumn 2019.

Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation to capture the views of the public on three suggested options, one of which is to align with patterns in city schools.

The options are:

  • Retain the current Leicestershire pattern which includes an early Autumn half-term break and an early Spring half-term break;
  •  A term time pattern based on Leicester City Council’s arrangements from Autumn 2019;
  • An alternative pattern, which includes a later Autumn half-term break from 2019 and a later Spring half-term break from 2020;

Councillor Ivan Ould, the county council’s cabinet member for children and families, said: “The current term dates for our schools in the county end in Summer 2019 so, as a result, we’re required to consult on future term dates and I’m encouraging people to have their say.

“The feedback will enable us to determine if we maintain the current arrangements or align school terms with surrounding areas.”

To ensure schools and parents have sufficient notice, the consultation on term-time patterns applies for 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.

People can have their say at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/term-time-consultation or to request a paper copy, call 0116 305 6324 or email admissions@leics.gov.uk

The deadline for consultation submissions is 2 April 2018.