Councillors in Nottinghamshire are today expected to approve changes to the school year.
The county will keep the traditional three term pattern, but move to a fixed two-week break at the end of the spring term. The changes would come in from September 2013.
The council received 4000 responses in a public consultation and the proposed change was significantly more popular than keeping the status quo.
The council says their own research found there was insufficient evidence that following Nottingham city and moving to a five-term year, would benefit schoolchildren.