School term and holiday dates 2022-2027

Closed 18 Jul 2021

Opened 24 May 2021

Feedback updated 14 Sep 2021

We asked

We asked for views on various school term date options covering 2022/23 up to 2026/27.

You said

A total of 5,514 responses were received to the online consultation.

3,628 respondents (65.8%) chose Option A to keep the existing pattern of term dates, which matches the Leicestershire County Council dates.

1,143 chose Option B and 625 chose Option C. 

We did

As a result of the support of the proposal, the Deputy City Mayor for Education and Housing has approved the implementation of the dates set out in Option A. These can be viewed on the Leicester City Council website.


Please note: this consultation is now closed. We expect to have a decision on further terms dates in September.

Term date patterns for Leicester schools have been set up to the end of the 2021/22 academic year. We are now considering school term and holiday dates for 2022/23 through to 2026/27.

A key factor in previous consultations has been whether the term date patterns followed by both Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council should match. We are asking for your views on this as part of this consultation.

Leicestershire County Council are also consulting on term date patterns for 2022/23 - 2026/27.

Why your views matter

We would like to hear your views on which set of term date patterns you would prefer for the next five school years (2022/23 - 2026/27):

  • Option A - Keep the existing term date patterns.
  • Option B - Move the current October half term to the following week, bringing the holiday in line with much of the rest of the country.
  • Option C - Lengthen the October half term from one week to two weeks. This will result in a shortened Easter break.

Click the link below for a more detailed view of term and holiday dates.


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