School term dates for the school year 2025-2026

Closed 11 Dec 2023

Opened 30 Oct 2023

Feedback updated 28 Feb 2024

We asked

We asked for your comments on the proposed school term dates for 2025 - 26

You said

We received 33 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 2024 - 2025 and they are now published on Norfolk County Council's website.  Click here.

Results updated 28 Feb 2024

We received 33 responses during the Consultation.  The majority of responses were from staff (91%), with a few from parents/guardians (12%), and governors (12%).  One person ticked the ‘other box (3%).  The last time we consulted on term dates we received 26 responses.

The Norfolk term dates for 2025/26 will be those set out in the consultation as;

  • The majority of respondents agreed with the proposed term dates. 
  • There is alignment with neighbouring council areas.

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


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 Council is consulting on the proposed term and holiday dates for 2025-2026. See document at the bottom of this page.

This consultation will close on 11 December 2023.   The results of the consultation will be published on Norfolk County Council's Website in Spring 2024.


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