The council sets the school term dates for community and voluntary controlled schools.
The governing bodies of academies and voluntary aided schools set their own term dates but are encouraged to follow a similar pattern. Each school individually chooses when to hold their five teacher development days (known as 'inset days'). During these times, the school will also be closed to pupils.
Following a consultation with all governing bodies, the local authority follows criteria detailed below when setting term dates. This is mandatory for community and voluntary controlled schools. They are also recommended to the governing bodies of foundation and voluntary aided schools and academies:
The total number of days in the Salford scheme totals 190. This number of days is a statutory requirement.
All closures will be on the evening of the dates shown, openings will be on the mornings of the dates shown.
For academies, voluntary aided and foundation schools it is the school governing body which sets the schools term dates. If you have any questions about school term dates, please contact your school directly.