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Cabinet Decision: 16th July 2015
Title of Item/Report
School Term and Holiday Dates - 2016/2017
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on a proposed calendar of school term and holiday dates for the 2016/2017 academic year.

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

• 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 2 options for the proposed dates for 2016/2017 option 1.

The only variance between to two options related to February 2017 half term. In option 1 this was shown as 20th to 24th February 2017 and in option 2 this was 13th to 17th February 2017.

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

Twenty comments were received from schools and academies and were attached to the report.

To date a majority of neighbouring authorities had either been recommended or approved proposed 2016/2017 term dates.

RESOLVED that the school term and holiday dates 2016/2017 Option 2 be agreed.
Reasons for the Decision
To inform all schools and interested parties of the school term and holiday dates for 2016/2017 academic year.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Two options were considered. Option 2 was agreed.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
24th July 2015

Date of Publication: 20 July 2015

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