Consultation for proposed term dates

Published: 08 January 2020

Consultation on proposed term dates for 2021/22

Term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools are set by West Berkshire Council following a consultation process.   West Berkshire will ‘propose’ term dates and would recommend that schools consider aligning term dates with other schools in the area, for example, secondary schools with primary schools, in recognition of families with children at different schools.

In West Berkshire, the set dates traditionally include a common INSET at the start of the Autumn Term.  Therefore, 191 days are set with recommendations for the remaining 4 INSET days.

The 2021/22 proposal for West Berkshire sets a common INSET day on Wednesday 1st September 2021 and suggests other inset days on Friday 22 October 2021, Tuesday 4 January 2022, Friday 8 April 2022 and Friday 27 May 2022.   We have aligned our term dates with neighbouring authorities to try to alleviate any cross border difficulties.

The proposed dates for 2021/22 have been through our internal consultation process and are now available for public consultation.  The consultation runs from 6 January until 24 February 2020.  The deadline for feedback and comments is 24 February 2020.

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