Introduction

Kent County Council (KCC) is consulting on school term and holiday date patterns and we would like to know your views on the proposed dates.

In accordance with our usual practice, we are consulting on arrangements for the period covering the academic year 2022/23. The calendar with the proposed dates can be viewed in the 'Consultation Documents' section below.

KCC will consult with various groups including all Kent schools via the e-bulletin, other key stakeholders such as governors (including parent groups), the diocesan bodies, trade unions and our neighbouring authorities.  The consultation process will last for 6 weeks and be open to the general public.  Feedback from this consultation will be reported to the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee for their consideration and following their recommendations the Cabinet Member will take the decision to determine the dates for 2022/23. 

KCC is responsible for setting term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools, while governing bodies of foundation and voluntary aided schools are responsible for setting their own term dates.  Academies (and free schools) have the freedom to change the length of terms.

Following the recent announcement that the Government is looking at the possibility of shortening the summer holiday and moving to a five-term school year, it is possible that the proposed term dates for 2022-23 may have to be altered following determination, if the Government change its guidance. In this instance, any alternations to term dates would therefore be out of KCC’s control.

Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email alternativeformats@kent.gov.uk or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

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Timeline

  • Opened
    15 Apr 2021 at 10:00
  • Closes
    26 May 2021 at 23:59

Consultation Documents

Respond

Details

Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
  • School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Medway
  • Sevenoaks
  • Folkestone and Hythe
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge & Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic
  • General interest
  • Children and families
  • Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods
  • Online survey / questionnaire / forms
  • Other survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details

School Term Dates Consultation
Room 2.42 Sessions House
County Hall
Maidstone, Kent
ME14 1XQ

Email:  cypesupportteam@kent.gov.uk