School Term Dates for the school year 2021/2022 and 2022/2023

Closed 13 Dec 2019

Opened 1 Nov 2019

Feedback Updated 15 Jan 2020

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the proposed school term dates for 2021 - 2022 and 2022-2023

You Said

We received 19 responses in total.  Please see the results section and the attached analysis in the consultation report.

We Did

We have agreed the school term dates for 2021 - 2022 and 2022-23 and they are now published on Norfolk County Council's website.  Click here.

Results Updated 21 Jan 2020

We received 19 responses during the consultation.  Of the responses, 47% either strongly agreed or agreed to the proposed term dates for 2021-22 and 31.5% strongly disagreed or disagreed; also 37% strongly agreed or agreed to the proposed staff training dates and 42% strongly disagreed or disagreed.

Of the responses, 47% either strongly agreed or agreed to the proposed term dates for 2022-23 and 26% strongly disagreed or disagreed; also 42% strongly agreed or agreed to the proposed staff training dates and 37% strongly disagreed or disagreed.

The response rate was low and the majority of respondents agreed with the proposed term dates.  The responses were mixed on the staff training dates. Whilst there are suggestions for changing the staff training dates, please note it is made clear on the model calendar that these are suggested dates by the Local Authority.  We suggest these dates to assist us with school transport provision.

A more detailed analysis summary of the results is available below.

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Overview

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. Home to school transport will be provided on the days the school is open to pupils.

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 providers.

Norfolk County Councili is consulting on the proposed term and holiday dates for two school years; 2021/2022 and 2022/2023, based on the Eastern Region Model Calendar. 

This consultation will close on 13th December 2019.  The results of the consultation will be published on Norfolk County Council's Website in Spring 2020.

Why We Are Consulting

We would like to know what you think about the proposed term dates for 2021/22 and 2022/23

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Schools

Interests

  • Children and young people