In England, local authority maintained schools
must open for 195 days. Of these a maximum of 190 days, or the
equivalent time, should be spent teaching children and young
people. The remaining 5 days are non-teaching (INSET) days.
For the 2021/2022 academic year, in acknowledgement of the additional Bank Holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 3rd June 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to reduce the minimum number of teaching days to 189 meaning the total school year will be 194 days. This requires a change to the previously published school term dates.
The decision was made following discussion and co-ordination with Local Authorities in South West England, including neighbouring LAs; Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Discussions focused on allowing schools adequate time to prepare and to offer in minimum disruption to school calendars, particularly during a time when schools will be timetabling summer activities, including exams.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: For Determination
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/09/2021
Decision due: 23 Aug 2021 by Director: Education and Skills
Lead member: Marvin Rees, Mayor firstname.lastname@example.org