Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation to capture people’s views on three suggested options.
The proposals cover term dates running for five years from Autumn 2022 to summer 2027 and include:
- Keeping the ‘traditional’ county term time pattern, which offers an earlier summer holiday but means a longer autumn term.
- Aligning the autumn and spring breaks in line with most other authorities, including Leicester City, but again means a longer autumn term.
- Introducing a two-week autumn half-term break. This would leave terms ‘more balanced’ across the whole year but would result in shorter Easter break.
More detailed information on these proposals and a chance to have your say via a short questionnaire can be accessed here www.leicestershire.gov.uk/term-dates-consultation
You can have your say at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/term-dates-consultation. To request a paper copy, call 0116 305 6324 or email .
*Leicester City Council is also running its own consultation on school term and holiday dates in the city at the same time. https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/sce/termdates. To request a paper copy, call 0116 454 1000.
Both authorities’ proposals reflect the same dates and we’re both 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. Cabinet is set to consider the responses and decide for the county in the autumn.