Have your say on proposed school term and holiday dates

Have your say on proposed school term and holiday dates for the academic year starting September 2015.

Every year Somerset County Council consults with schools, staff, governors, parents and carers and members of the public on draft school term and holiday dates, which will apply to all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.

The consultation starts next week (Monday 10 February) and will run until Monday 31 March 2014.

The proposals include a week long October half term break, a two week Christmas break and a two week break directly after Easter Monday bank holiday. The summer holiday will be just under six weeks in duration, excluding possible INSET days.

Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset County Council said: “We are proposing Somerset’s school terms will be of similar length, starting on a Monday and finishing on a Friday, whenever possible. We are working with our neighbouring authorities to ensure we are aligned as much as possible, which is particularly helpful to those families who live close to Somerset’s borders. We urge everyone with an interest to have their say on our proposals by 31 March.”

To have your say on the proposed term and holiday dates, click on http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti/termdates2015.16/consultationHome or contact 01823 355828 for a paper copy.