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School term and holiday dates for 2018/2019

Academies and some schools are able to set different dates.

Teacher training days

There are 5 teacher training days, all to be set at the discretion of the individual schools. Please note these fall outside of the 190 days set out below, which are pupil holidays only. Please contact your school directly for full details.

School holiday and term dates

2018/2019 academic year

Starts Ends
Autumn term begins Tuesday 4 September 2018 Friday 19 October 2018
Autumn half term Monday 22 October 2018 Friday 26 October 2018
Autumn term continues Monday 29 October 2018 Wednesday 19 December 2018
Christmas holiday Thursday 20 December 2018 Wednesday 2 January 2019
Spring term begins Thursday 3 January 2019 Friday 15 February 2019
Spring half term Monday 18 February 2019 Friday 22 February 2019
Spring term continues Monday 25 February 2019 Friday 5 April 2019
Easter holiday Monday 8 April 2019 Monday 22 April 2019
Summer term begins Tuesday 23 April 2019 Friday 24 May 2019
Summer half term Monday 27 May 2019 Friday 31 May 2019
Summer term continues Monday 3 June 2019 Wednesday 24 July 2019
Summer holiday Thursday 25 July 2019 View 2019/20 term dates

Schools with different term dates - 'Bar Hill cluster'

The 'Bar Hill Cluster' of schools have consulted with all stakeholders and their term time / pupil day dates differ from those set by the local authority as detailed below:

Autumn term
Wednesday 5 September to Tuesday 18 December 2018
(Half term remains the same as the local authority dates)

Spring term
Remains the same as the local authority dates

Summer term
Tuesday 23 April to Friday 19 July 2019
(Half term remains the same as the local authority dates)

These dates relate to the following schools:

  • Hatton Park Academy
  • Fen Drayton Primary
  • Fenstanton and Hilton Primary
  • Swavesey Primary
  • Over Primary
  • Bar Hill Primary
  • Swavesey Village College

Bank holidays

Christmas Day - Tuesday 25 December 2018
Boxing Day - Wednesday 26 December 2018
New Year's Day - Tuesday 1 January 2019
Good Friday - Friday 19 April 2019
Easter Monday - Monday 22 April 2019
Early May bank holiday - Monday 6 May 2019
Spring bank holiday - Monday 27 May 2019
Summer bank holiday - Monday 26 August 2019

Previous and future bank holiday dates can be found on GOV.UK

How school term and holiday dates are set

Cambridgeshire County Council as the local authority has a duty to determine school term dates for maintained schools. Schools must be open to pupils for 190 days in an academic year, and 195 days for teachers. Schools have five training days available to take at their discretion.

Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided schools and Academies are responsible for setting their own term and holiday dates and so individual schools may choose to follow a pattern and / or specific dates that do not match those set by the local authority.

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