West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2019-01-07
End date: 2019-02-24
Results: 2019-03-10

School Term and Holiday Dates 2020/21

Consultation on proposed term dates for 2020/21

This consultation is closed.

The proposed school term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2020/21 have been through our internal consultation process. 

We recommend that schools consider aligning their terms with other schools in the area, for example secondary schools with primary schools, in recognition that families may have children in different year groups.

Once agreed, these dates are only a guide and we recommend that you check specific dates with the school, as a school may adjust the dates slightly due to other plans.

Our set dates traditionally include a common INSET at the start of the Autumn Term. For 2020/21 the proposed common INSET days are 1 September 2020 and 23 October 2020, with three further training days selected by schools from outside the pupil days.

The proposed term dates for 2020/21 are:


 Term 1 
 2 September to 22 October 202037 days
Holiday 23 October to 30 October 2020 
 Term 2 
 2 November to 18 December 202035 days

21 December to 31 December 2020

 Term 3 
 4 January to 12 February 202130 days
Holiday15 February to 19 February 2021 
 Term 4 
 22 February to 1 April 202129 days
Holiday6 April to 16 April 2021 
 Term 5 
 19 April to 28 May 202129 days
Holiday1 June to 4 June 2021 
 Term 6 
 7 June to 16 July 202130 days

Public holidays are available to view on the Gov.uk website.   


What you told us

We received 16 responses, seven of which were in favour of the proposed dates and nine against. 12 respondents submitted comments for consideration.

What we did

As a result of the consultation and discussions with the Education Management Advisory Board (EMAB), a calendar of dates was approved by Delegated Officer Decision on 1 March 2019.

Who To Contact

Contact details for the Access, Planning and Trading Team in the Education Service

01635 519777