Consultation on the setting of school term dates for 2019/2020 academic year

Local authorities have a duty to determine school term dates for local authority maintained schools. Schools must be open to pupils for 190 days in an academic year, and 195 days for teachers.

Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided and Academy schools are responsible for setting their own holiday dates and so individual schools may choose to follow a pattern and / or specific dates that do not match those set by Cambridgeshire County Council.

When setting proposed dates for each model, we have, where possible, tried to take account of dates / patterns already set by our local authority neighbours. However, it should be noted that there is no formal mechanism for the regional setting of school holiday dates.

Below is the proposed term date timetable for all community and voluntary schools in the Cambridgeshire area for the academy year 2019/2020.

Proposed school holiday and term dates for academic year 2019/2020

Starts Ends
Autumn term dates 4 September 2019 18 October 2019
Autumn half term 19 October 2019 27 October 2019
Autumn term dates 28 October 2019 18 December 2019
Christmas holiday 19 December 2019 5 January 2020
Spring term dates 6 January 2020 14 February 2020
Spring half term 15 February 2020 23 February 2020
Spring term dates 24 February 2020 1 April 2020
Easter holiday 2 April 2020 19 April 2020
Summer term dates 20 April 2020 22 May 2020
Summer half term 23 May 2020 31 May 2020
Summer term dates 1 June 2020 21 July 2020
Summer holiday 22 July 2020 1 September 2020

We would welcome your views on this proposed timetable and would encourage you to complete and return the questionnaire below.

The consultation will run for a period of four school weeks between Monday 4 December 2017 and Friday 12 January 2018. The results will be published on this page no later than Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Please return your completed questionnaire by email to [email protected] or by post to:

Diane Stygal
Education Adviser
Octagon 2nd Floor
Shire Hall
Castle Hill

2019/2020 school term dates questionnaire

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Proposed 2019/2020 school term dates spreadsheet

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