Kent County Council (KCC) is consulting on school term and holiday date patterns and we would like to know your views on the proposed dates.

In accordance with our usual practice, we are consulting on arrangements for a two-year period covering the academic years 2020/21 and 2021/22 inclusive. The calendars are set out in the documents attached below.

KCC will consult with various groups including all Kent schools via the e-bulletin, other key stakeholders such as governors (including parent groups), the diocesan bodies, trade unions and our neighboring authorities.  The consultation process will last for 6 weeks and be open to the general public.  Feedback from this consultation will be reported to the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee for their consideration and following their recommendations the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education will take the decision to determine the dates for 2020/21 and 2021/22. (The proposed dates can be viewed in the 'Consultation Documents' section below).

KCC is responsible for setting term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools, while governing bodies of foundation and voluntary aided schools are responsible for setting their own term dates.  Academies (and free schools) have the freedom to change the length of terms.

To take part in the consultation, please complete the online form below under 'respond to this consultation'.


Alternative formats: If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email or call 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.

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  • Opened
    14 Jan 2019 at 10:00
  • Closes
    24 Feb 2019 at 23:59
  • Response to be published



Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council, School, college or university
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic General interest, Children and families, Schools, education and learning
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms, Other survey / questionnaire / forms, Other
Contact Details

Please email: 

or by post:  Louise Dench, Room 2.42 Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ.