Doncaster Council are consulting on a new proposal for changes to the 2021-22 School Holiday Pattern. There are lots of reasons to look at changing our school holiday patterns, and we know that for parents this is an incredibly important issue. We are looking for the views of parents/guardians, schools and others to help us choose the right school holiday pattern for Doncaster.
 
These changes will affect the 33 schools we are currently responsible for, but Academies and Church Schools who set their own school holiday pattern, are encouraged to use the same one.

We want to hear your views and preferred choice of the FOUR OPTIONS detailed below.

OPTION 1 - We keep the existing school holiday pattern
With this option, the existing school holiday pattern would stay the same with the following school closures:

October half term - 1 week
Christmas break - 2 weeks
February half term - 1 week
Easter break - 2 weeks
May half term - 1 week
Summer break - 6 weeks

OPTION 2 - We introduce a fixed Easter break
With this option, we would introduce the following dates for school closures:

October half term - 1 week
Christmas break - 2 weeks
February half term - 1 week
Easter break - 2 weeks - this would always fall on the first two full weeks of April regardless of where the Easter holiday falls
May half term - 1 week
Summer break - 6 weeks

OPTION 3 - We introduce a fixed Easter break with a two-week October half term and a five-week summer holiday, breaking up a week later than usual in July
With this option, we would introduce the following dates for school closures:

October half term - 2 weeks
Christmas break - 2 weeks
February half term - 1 week
Easter break - 2 weeks - this would always fall in the first full two weeks of April regardless of where the Easter holiday falls
May half term - 1 week
Summer break - 5 weeks - schools would break up a week later than usual in July

OPTION 4 - We introduce a fixed Easter break with a two-week October half term and a five-week summer holiday, with pupils returning to school a week earlier, in August
With this option, we would introduce the following dates for school closures:

October half term - 2 weeks
Christmas break - 2 weeks
February half term - 1 week
Easter break - 2 weeks - this would always fall in the first full two weeks of April regardless of where the Easter holiday falls
May half term - 1 week
Summer break - 5 weeks - schools would return in the new academic year a week earlier in August
 
By clicking the link below you will find further information about the consultation including a list of the 33 schools and a downloadable Consultation FAQ document.
Please press NEXT to complete the short consultation survey.

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