08 Jul 2021

School holidays to be decided

Island school holidays for the next two academic years are due to be agreed when the Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet meets next week.

A change is proposed to the 2021-22 term calendar to respect the additional bank holiday on Friday 3 June 2022, which will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

As the date falls within May half term (30 May-3 June), an additional day of holiday is proposed on 22 December 2021 for Island pupils and teachers, extending the Christmas holiday.

At the same meeting next Thursday (15 July), the Cabinet is also due to set the school holiday timetable for the following academic year (2022-23). This includes a recommendation to revert back to a one-week October half term, and a two-week Christmas break.

Councillor Debbie Andre, who leads on children's services, education and skills, said: “After nearly 18 months of a global pandemic, I’m sure Island families will be very keen to be able to look towards the future and plan some precious, quality time with their children.”

The proposed term dates are available on the council’s website: https://iow.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=145&MId=528&Ver=4

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  • The Cabinet is also due to set the school holiday timetable for the following academic year (2022-23). This includes a recommendation to revert back to a one-week October half term.
  • An additional day of holiday is proposed on 22 December 2021 for Island pupils and teachers, extending the Christmas holiday.
 
Isle of Wight, UK