Decision details

EB - School Holiday Pattern for Community and Controlled schools 2025/2026

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The EB is asked to agree to the recommended School Holiday pattern for Community and Controlled Schools for 2025/2026


The Executive Board were advised that the Local Authority (LA) had responsibility for setting the school holiday pattern for Community and Controlled schools.


Once agreed by the LA and published, the holiday pattern is binding on all community and voluntary controlled schools in Blackburn with Darwen. Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Academies are asked to give consideration to the advice from the LA when determining their school calendars.


RESOLVED - That the Executive Board agrees the school term and holiday pattern for Community and Controlled schools for 2025/2026 (as set out in Appendix One Draft School term and Holiday Pattern 2025/2026).

Report author: Andrew Hutchinson

Publication date: 12/04/2024

Date of decision: 11/04/2024

Decided at meeting: 11/04/2024 - Executive Board

Effective from: 19/04/2024

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