This page gives a brief overview of the terms dates within Doncaster. Individual dates may vary: For Academies and Church Schools - please check with the School. You will find information about the 2020/21 and the 2021/22 academic year school holiday dates, and there is also a downloadable version of both school holiday calendars available in the downloads section of this page.
New School Holiday Pattern for the 2021/22 academic year*
*For Academies and Church Schools check with the School. A pyramid summary can be found in the downloads and resources section of this page.
You may remember that in early 2020, we were looking for opinions from parents, families, school staff and other groups on whether schools in Doncaster should look to keep the existing holiday pattern, or whether to opt one of a number of alternative options based on feedback we have received about how holiday patterns work best for everyone.
Following this consultation, we received over 7,000 responses with a clear preferred choice amongst them to change the existing school holiday pattern. As of September 2021, the new school holiday pattern will come into effect for the 31 community schools in Doncaster that the council maintain (although we will be encouraging other schools and academies to adopt the same holiday pattern where possible).
More information about this, including a full list of the 31 schools, and the consultation is available in the FAQs document below: