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Have your say on school term dates for Leicester and Leicestershire

Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

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People are being asked their views on when school holidays in Leicester and Leicestershire should fall.

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council have both launched consultations on school term and holiday dates for autumn 2022 through to summer 2027.

Each consultation offers the opportunity to choose from a number of options, including sticking to regular patterns. Both consultation options reflect the same dates.

Both authorities are asking for views on whether the term patterns followed by the city and county should match. The closing date for both consultations is midnight on Sunday, July 18. 

Deborah Taylor, Leicestershire County Council Cabinet member for Children and Families, said: “The current term dates are ending so we need to review these and make sure we have dates in place that work in the best way possible for young people and their families who live in and / or attend school in the local area.

“This is your chance to have your say. We’ve worked with the city council to align our consultations as we know people sometimes live / work and go to school across the boundaries of both areas.

"Your feedback is really valuable and will help us see if we need to maintain current arrangements or align term times differently.”

Cllr Elly Cutkelvin, assistant city mayor for education, said: “We know that lots of people will have a view on how holidays and term times should be set for schools in Leicester, and we’re keen to hear those views as part of our consultation.

“Because many families in Leicester have links with schools in both the city and the county, we’ve included a question asking how important you feel it is for both authorities to have term dates which align.

“Please take this chance to let us know your views so that we can be mindful of them when we set dates. The dates we set now will be in place until the end of the 2026/27 academic year. This will provide certainty to families and school staff so that they can plan effectively.”

To fill in the consultation and see suggested options for Leicester City term dates, go to https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/sce/termdates To request a paper copy, call 0116 454 1000.

To fill in the consultation and see suggested options for Leicestershire county term dates visit

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-school-term-dates-for-leicester-and-leicestershire

To request a paper copy, call 0116 305 6324 or email admissions@leics.gov.uk

 

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