Leeds City Council considering school Easter holiday changes

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Parents, carers, pupils and school staff are all being asked for their views on when the school Easter break should be.

Since 2011 Leeds has had a fixed school Easter break in the first two weeks of April, regardless of when the Easter weekend fell.

The council is now asking public opinion in order to decide whether to stick with the arrangement or return to a break that moves depending on when Easter falls.

Leeds used to have a two-week school break that wrapped around the Easter bank holidays but following a consultation in 2008 it was changed to a fixed break at the beginning of April. However some years see the Easter holiday fall outside it.

Coun Judith Blake, executive member responsible for children’s services said: “Since the fixed break has been in place for a couple of years, we thought it was time to make sure that is still the best option for families in Leeds. We know that some people prefer a fixed break but others prefer a break which coincides with the Easter bank holidays, so we want to make sure that whatever we decide continues to be the best option for the majority of families in the city.”

Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/School-calendar.aspx by April 30.