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Cabinet Decision: 12th June 2014
Title of Item/Report
School Term and Holiday Dates 2015/16
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that following consultation presented a proposed calendar of school term and holiday dates for the 2015/2016 academic year.

School employers were required to set the term dates of their school year. Employers are:-

• the Local Authority in community, voluntary controlled and community special schools and maintained nursery schools;
• the Governing Body in foundation and voluntary aided school;
• the academy trust in academies and free schools.

In line with statutory requirements and the protocol agreed in 2008, consideration had been given to compile a set of term and holiday dates for schools in the Borough.

Officers consulted with colleagues from all neighbouring authorities to endeavour to reach consensus on a proposed model for the academic year.

Attached to the report were the proposed dates for 2015/2016 option 1 and option 2.

As part of the consultation process these documents were duly circulated to schools and all other relevant parties, including unions and associations.

Twenty one comments were received and attached to the report.

To date a majority of neighbouring authorities had either been recommended or approved proposed 2015/2016 term dates. This level of agreement between authorities will relieve many of the cross boundary issues that many families had suffered in the past.

RESOLVED that the school term and holiday dates 2015/2016 option 1, shown at Appendix 1 to the report, be agreed.
Reasons for the Decision
To inform all schools and interested parties of the school term and holiday dates for 2015/2016 academic year, which fall in line with a majority of neighbouring Local Authorities.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 20th June 2014

Date of Publication: 16 June 2014

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