Proposed Term and Holiday Dates for Community Schools 2021 - 2024

Closed 19 Jul 2020

Opened 22 Jun 2020

Results updated 23 Feb 2021

This consultation is now closed. 7 responses were received to the consultation.  5 from schools and 2 from members of the public.1 school and 1 member of the public supported the dates.  4 schools and 1 member of the public did not support all of the proposed dates. Of these 4 schools, 3 are academies and can set their own dates.

The main concern was the start of the autumn term for 2021 being on a Wednesday. Given the low number of responses and the difficulties in accommodating a change in dates around bank holidays, it was decided not to make any changes.

The proposed term dates do not prescribe INSET days,  so there is flexibility for any school wishing to adjust term dates.  This flexibility was also taken into account when considering the responses.

In addition, the proposed term dates are aligned with neighbouring local authorities and would allow considerable cross-borough alignment, enabling co-operative working and activities. It will be of benefit to families who have familial links across neighbouring authorities.

The term dates were approved on 6th August 2020, by the Lead Member, Councillor Tom Bruce.

You can view the term dates here


The London Borough of Hounslow is consulting on the proposed term and holiday dates for Communtiy Schools for the following academic years;

  • 2021-2022
  • 2022-2023
  • 2023-2024

The proposed term and holiday dates for each of these years are set out in the document at the bottom of the page.  

Why your views matter

The London Borough of Hounslow is required to set the term and holiday dates for all communtiy schools.  Governors of academies, free and voluntary aided schools set their own dates but can adopt these dates if they wish to do so.

If you have any comments on the proposed dates, please click on the link below to give us your views. 

Alternatively, comments can be emailed to:

or submitted by post to: School Admissions Team, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EB.


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