Decision details

School Term Dates 2024/25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider and set the school term date arrangements for Darlington Maintained Schools for the Academic Year 2024/25.


The Leader of the Council introduced the report of the Group Director of People (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to setting school term date arrangements (also previously circulated) for Darlington maintained schools for the Academic Year 2024/25 and to publishing those arrangements by the end of September 2021.


The submitted report stated that following the circulation of the consultation papers to schools and governors and consultation with officers from Local Authorities across the North East and Yorkshire regions, a preferred term date model for the Academic Year 2024/25 was drafted; 42 schools within Darlington, including academies and free schools, and their respective Governing Bodies, were consulted on the proposed school term dates; and that 25 responses were received to that consultation, all of which expressed their preference for the dates in the model calendar.


RESOLVED – That the proposed school term dates for Darlington maintained schools for the Academic Year 2024/25, as detailed at Appendix 1 to the submitted report, be agreed for publication.


REASON - The draft dates are the ones preferred by the majority of schools and Governing Bodies that responded to the consultation, which ended on 1 July 2022.


Report author: Sarah Foster

Publication date: 09/09/2022

Date of decision: 06/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/09/2022

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