Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills is asked to determine the School Year dates for community and voluntary controlled schools, by the local authority (LA).
Schools are required by statute to provide schooling for 190 days. Teaching staff are required by their terms and conditions to complete 195 days including 5 development days.
Term dates and holidays, in England, are set:
• for community and voluntary controlled schools, by the local authority (LA)
• for foundation, voluntary aided schools, academies and free schools by the governing body.
The government’s policies to promote academies and free schools will mean that increasingly school governing bodies will be determining the school term dates for their schools.
The proposed calendar will be considered by Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee and following this the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will take the final decision. Following the consultation and approval, the agreed school term dates calendar for 2024-5 will be published.
Setting school term dates has a relationship to one of the priorities in Delivering Vision and Priorities for Improvement 2018 – 2021. The priority states KCC will ‘ensure that the maximum number of children and young people of statutory school age are enabled to attend education provision on a full-time basis.’
As Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, I agree to:
(1) Agree the school term dates for KCC community and voluntary controlled schools for the school year 2024-25.
Publication date: 24/05/2023
Date of decision: 24/05/2023
Effective from: 01/06/2023