Decision details

School term dates for the academic year 2023- 2024

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The school term and holiday dates for the academic year 2023- 2024 have been consulted on.
This decision will determine the calendar for 2023-2024 for North Yorkshire community and voluntary controlled schools.


To approve the school term and holiday dates for community, voluntary controlled, community special schools and maintained nursery schools for 2023/24, as set out in the calendar identified at Appendix 1 to the report.

Reasons for the decision:

School employers are required to set the term dates of their school year. Employers are: the local authority in community, voluntary controlled and community special schools and maintained nursery schools; the governing body in foundation and voluntary aided schools; the academy trust in academies and Free Schools. The Education (School Day and School Year) (England) regulations 1991 require all maintained school to educate their pupils for at least 380 sessions (190) days in each school year. These regulations do not apply to academies and Free Schools; the academy trust is responsible for deciding the length of the school year but it is hoped that for consistency across North Yorkshire all schools will adopt the recommended term dates. In addition to these teaching days each school has five professional development (PD) days for teaching staff. As in previous years the Authority has proposed three of these days. The remaining two days will be identified by each school from the calendar.

The consultation to determine a school calendar for 2023/24 was launched on 2 February 2022 and closed on 9 March 2022. All maintained schools and academies, teachers’ associations, trade unions and other local authorities across Yorkshire and the North East were consulted.

The calendar has taken account of consultation and feedback via both Schools and is broadly in line with proposals from our neighbouring LA’s in which the majority of cross border pupils reside.

Publication date: 24/05/2022

Date of decision: 24/05/2022

Effective from: 01/06/2022