School Term Dates for the school year 2020/21

Closes 13 Dec 2018

Opened 1 Nov 2018


Local Authorities have a duty to set the school term dates for local authority maintained schools, such as community and voluntary controlled schools.  Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies are responsible for setting their own term dates.  In practice, most of the schools in Norfolk, use the same term dates.

Schools must be open to pupils for 190 days in an academic year and 195 days for teachers.

Norfolk County Council works with other local authorities nearby to set proposed dates for an academic year – this is known as the Eastern Region Model Calendar.  We do this because we feel it is better to have a co-ordinated approach to setting school term dates to minimise the impact on families and school transport provision.

This consultation will close on Thursday 13th December 2018. 


Why We Are Consulting

We would like to know what you think about the proposed term dates for 2020/2021.

Give Us Your Views


  • All Areas


  • Schools


  • Children and young people