Test results for School term dates - find them

Here is the table of test results for this task. The score on each row is out of a possible total of 20, and the importance column is a rating of 1-5 according to how important testers considered being able to complete this task was.

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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy155
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyEasyVery easy183
Birmingham City CouncilEasyVery easyGave up83
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Birmingham City CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested53
Bracknell Forest CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Bradford CouncilVery easyUntestedUntested100
Brent CouncilUntestedVery easyUntested103
Carlisle City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Coventry City CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy153
Coventry City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
Coventry City CouncilVery easyUntestedVery easy153
Coventry City CouncilUntestedUntestedVery easy101
Coventry City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy200
Coventry City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy200
Cumbria County CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested50
Cumbria County CouncilUntestedUntestedUntested50
Derbyshire County CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy153
Dudley Metropolitan Borough CouncilUntestedUntestedEasy43
East Northamptonshire CouncilGave upDifficultDifficult-43
Great Yarmouth Borough CouncilGave upVery easyGave up-43
Harrow CouncilUntestedUntestedVery easy83
Harrow CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy135
Kingston CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy150
Lambeth CouncilGave upVery easyVery easy123
Leeds City CouncilEasyDifficultEasy83
Liverpool City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy205
Liverpool City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
London Borough of BexleyEasyEasyEasy121
London Borough of LewishamVery easyVery easyVery easy180
London Borough of Waltham ForestUntestedVery easyVery easy133
Manchester City CouncilUntestedUntestedVery easy103
Manchester City CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy153
Newcastle City CouncilEasyVery easyVery easy180
Northamptonshire County CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy163
Northumberland County CouncilEasyVery easyVery easy183
Reading Borough CouncilGave upVery easyVery easy103
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy155
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough CouncilUntestedVery easyVery easy153
South Lakeland District CouncilUntestedUntestedGave up-63
South Tyneside CouncilUntestedUntestedDifficult23
Wandsworth CouncilVery easyEasyEasy163

Specific comments made about this task

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council - 2014-06-30
Not sure why it's a pdf? looks messy with the red boxes on!

Birmingham City Council - 2013-12-16
Pop-up survey request was annoying - I'd prefer a survey request that attracts my attention but doesn't stop me continuing to do my task.

Birmingham City Council - 2014-02-05
To find the school term dates was very easy. Everything was organised very well and this is what made it easy to find this. However, for other people, the A-Z index service could be nearer to the top of the web page because at first, I wasn't sure to whether there was one or not until I scrolled right down.

Birmingham City Council - 2016-07-18
Very easy indeed to find the page, but the way it separates the dates of each half of a term is a bit confusing - it should just give the term start and end dates with the dates for half term in italics below

Carlisle City Council - 2014-04-14
Easy to follow, was first option which made it very straight forward.

Coventry City Council - 2014-02-04
The school term dates were realy easy to find. All four methods helped. To get onto the school term dates from the home page, all you had to do was go onto the 'School, Libraries and Learning' section and there will be some boxes including one that says 'Schools in Coventry' and at the bottom of the picture, it'll have a description that says that this is where you'd find the Contact details, term dates and school places. In the A-Z service, you had to search for 'School Term Dates' (under the letter 'S'). The school term date options were right at the top so you knew which ones were the relevant ones (and they wee relevant!). Overall, this page was really well organised.

Derbyshire County Council - 2014-10-10
search slow

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council - 2018-08-28
Term dates were listed in numerical order starting 2016. Parents will expect to see the current school year first (ie 2018/19)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council - 2014-09-04
Nothing on the borough web site

Lambeth Council - 2014-06-15
Very good apart from a to z

Leeds City Council - 2013-12-13
I don't think 'School calendar' is the most obvious terminology to use for school term dates. External search had the top links being a different Leeds council site with the information in a .pdf document. A-Z index entry was labelled School holidays rather than either School calendar or School term dates.

Liverpool City Council - 2015-01-15
Easy to find and well presented.

London Borough of Bexley - 2014-06-09
All routes worked well, layout of data was okay, but could do with a review to ensure that the table works well

London Borough of Waltham Forest - 2016-08-02
I think there is too much detail on the page before you actually get to the dates. I'd lost the will to live reading about the Deregulation Bill. Maybe all that information would sit better after the dates.

Manchester City Council - 2013-12-17
I found the actual presentation of the information confusing, but that may be subjective.

Reading Borough Council - 2014-03-17
Very easy apart from A-Z

South Lakeland District Council - 2020-04-17
By searching google I found out that Cumbria County Council deals the information about school term dates.

South Tyneside Council - 2016-07-21
Search results had several pages with the same name - it appeared they were the term dates for each individual school; do they differ from school to school? On the page I went to the first thing I saw was a big calendar which was quite confusing. Navigating from the home page was similarly difficult.