People are being asked to choose from one of two options, as set out below. Option 1 proposes that no changes are made to the existing Christmas holiday dates for 2021-22 and 2022-23 while Option 2 proposes a small change.

Option 1 Option 2
Holiday Current Proposed
Christmas break 2021 23 December 2021 to 10 January 2022 21 December 2021 to 5 January 2022
Holiday Current Proposed
Christmas break 2022 22 December 2022 to 9 January 2023 21 December 2022 to 4 January 2023

The consultation is open until Sunday 22 August 2021 and is available online HERE

Anyone who would like more information or support to take part should contact the Children and Young People’s service at Council Headquarters on 01835 825080 or email:

Councillor Carol Hamilton, Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “Although the school holiday dates for this coming session were agreed and published several years ago, we have been approached by a number of parents and staff about adjusting the Christmas holiday dates. Some feel a slightly earlier finish in December would allow children, families and staff more time to enjoy the Christmas festivities and this would be beneficial. “I would encourage anyone with an interest to make sure they take the time to give us your feedback as we are keen to have as representative a view of local opinion as possible.”

The outcome of the consultation will be communicated as soon as possible after the closing date. It will also be published at: