Consultation on proposed term dates for 2021/22

Term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools are set by West Berkshire Council following a consultation process.   West Berkshire will ‘propose’ term dates and would recommend that schools consider aligning term dates with other schools in the area, for example, secondary schools with primary schools, in recognition of families with children at different schools.

In West Berkshire, the set dates traditionally include a common INSET at the start of the Autumn Term.  Therefore, 191 days are set with recommendations for the remaining 4 INSET days.

The 2021/22 proposal for West Berkshire sets a common INSET day on Wednesday 1st September 2021 and suggests other inset days on Friday 22 October 2020, Tuesday 4 January 2021, Friday 8 April 2021 and Friday 27 May 2021.   We have aligned our term dates with neighbouring authorities to try to alleviate any cross border difficulties.

The proposed dates for 2021/22 have been through our internal consultation process and are now available for public consultation.  The consultation runs from 6 January until 24 February 2020.  The deadline for feedback and comments is 24 February 2020.

Proposed Term Dates for 2021/22

Term 1  2 September – 21 October 2021 = 36 days

Holiday 22 October – 29 October 2021 

Term 2  1 November – 17 December 2021 = 35 days

Holiday 20 December 2021 – 4 January 2022

Term 3  5 January – 18 February 2022 = 33 days

Holiday 21 February – 25 February 2022 

Term 4  28 February – 7 April 2022 = 29 days

Holiday 8 April – 22 April 2022 

Term 5  25 April – 26 May 2022 = 23 days

Holiday 27 May – 3 June 2022 

Term 6  6 June – 21 July 2022 = 34 days

These term dates provide a guide. Sometimes a school may adjust the dates slightly due to specific circumstances, and we recommend that you check with the school if a specific date is key to your plans, e.g. before making a holiday booking.

Take part in this consultation  opens 8.30am on 6 January until 24 February 2020

Link to survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/terms2022

Please note that we cannot accept consultation responses from school by email, and your formal response to the consultation should be made via the online form (link above). We will however, clarify any points and maintain FAQS through the consultation period, based on feedback we receive.