School term and holiday dates for 2020/2021
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 will fall inside of the 195 days set out below. Please contact your school directly for full details.
School holiday and term dates
2020/2021 academic year
|Autumn term begins||Thursday 3 September 2020||Friday 23 October 2020|
|Autumn half term||Monday 26 October 2020||Friday 30 October 2020|
|Autumn term continues||Monday 2 November 2020||Friday 18 December 2020|
|Christmas holiday||Monday 21 December 2020||Friday 1 January 2021|
|Spring term begins||Monday 4 January 2021||Friday 12 February 2021|
|Spring half term||Monday 15 February 2021||Friday 19 February 2021|
|Spring term continues||Monday 22 February 2021||Friday 26 March 2021|
|Easter holiday||Monday 29 March 2021||Friday 9 April 2021|
|Summer term begins||Monday 12 April 2021||Friday 28 May 2021|
|Summer half term||Monday 31 May 2021||Friday 4 June 2021|
|Summer term continues||Monday 7 June 2021||Thursday 22 July 2021|
|Summer holiday||Friday 23 July 2021||2021/22 dates to be confirmed|
Schools with different term dates
Some schools may choose to select different term dates to those set by Cambridgeshire County Council. For those schools who have notified us of differnt term dates, we have published details below.
Christmas Day - Friday 25 December 2020
Boxing Day - Monday 28 December 2020 (substitute day)
2021 bank holiday dates are still to be confirmed. 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.