– Half Term Dates 2023/24 Consultation

The Isle of Wight Council is considering changes to the autumn half term holiday from 2023/24 onwards.

The IW council is asking schools, parents and island residents to give their views about the school holiday calendar.

Please complete short online survey for your say – Online Survey

The survey will be open until 18 March 2022.

Paper copies of the survey are available from libraries if you are unable to complete one online.

The autumn half term holiday in October on the Isle of Wight, as in most other areas of the country, has traditionally been one week.

In 2017 the council consulted local people about a change to the school holiday calendar and, as a result, decided to extend the autumn half term from one week to two weeks, and reduce the summer holiday accordingly.

From 2018 to 2021 a two-week half term was adopted, with the summer holiday one week shorter. 

In 2022, following consultation with schools, the half term holiday will revert to being one week long.

The council is keen to hear views on these changes, and a consultation has been launched, with the possibility of returning to a two-week autumn half term as one of the options. 

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