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KCC school term date consultation 2025 to 2028

Kent County Council (KCC) is consulting on school term and holiday date patterns and we would like to know your views on the proposed dates.

In accordance with our usual practice, we are consulting on arrangements for the period covering the academic years 2025/26, 2026/27 and 2027/28. The calendar with the proposed dates can be viewed on the consultation webpage

KCC will consult with various groups including all Kent schools through the e-bulletin, other key stakeholders such as governors (including parent groups), the diocesan bodies, trade unions and our neighbouring authorities. The consultation process will last for six weeks and be open to the general public. Feedback from this consultation will be reported to the Children, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee for their consideration and following their recommendations the Cabinet Member will take the decision to determine the dates for 2025/26, 2026/27 and 2027/28.

KCC is responsible for setting term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools, while governing bodies of foundation and voluntary aided schools are responsible for setting their own term dates. Academies (and free schools) have the freedom to change the length of terms.

If you require any of the consultation material in an alternative format or language please email or call 03000 42 15 53 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 42 15 53). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.