A LOCAL education authority has revealed its school holiday pattern for 2023/24.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has approved its vacation timetable for the academic year after next.

Education boss Cllr Julie Gunn told the authority's executive board which rubber stamped the scheme: "Schools have a preference for the us to set a pattern that is aligned with the dates that have been

agreed by Lancashire County Council.

"In this way there is less disruption for families and employees."

Conservative group leader said: "That is sensible."

For the autumn term 2023 schools will re-open on Friday September, shut for half-term from Monday October 23 to Friday October 27 inclusive with studies ending on Friday December 22.

The spring term 2024 will start on Monday January 28 with a mid-term closure Monday February 12 to Friday February 16 inclusive and it will end on Thursday March 28.

For the summer term 2024 schools will re-open on April 15 with a May Day closure on Monday May 6.

Half-term will run from Monday May 27 to Friday May 31 inclusive and the academic year will end on Monday July 22.

Edgworth CE/Methodist Primary School and Belmont Community Primary school will follow the agreed holiday pattern of Bolton Council.