School term dates

Introduction

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. Schools have five training days available to take at their discretion.

Please check the school’s own website to verify term dates and details of staff training dates, which are set at the discretion of the school. Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided schools and Academies are responsible for setting their own holiday dates. So individual schools, may choose to follow a pattern and/or specific dates that do not match those set by us.

School term and holiday dates for 2022/2023

Autumn Term dates

  • Thursday 1 September - Friday 21 October 2022
  • Monday 31 October - Wednesday 21 December 2022
  • Half Term - 24 to 28 October

Spring Term dates

  • Wednesday 4 January - Friday 10 February 2023
  • Monday 20 February - Friday 31 March 2023
  • Half Term - 13 to 17 February

Summer Term dates

  • Monday 17 April - Friday 26 May 2023 
  • Monday 5 June – Wednesday 19 July 2023 
  • Half Term - 29 May to 2nd June 2023

Bank holiday dates can be found on GOV.UK.

School term and holiday dates for 2023/2024

Autumn Term dates

  • Friday 1 September to Friday 20 October 2023 (36 days)
  • Half Term: Monday 23 to Friday 27 October 2023
  • Monday 30 October to Wednesday 20 December 2023 (38 days)
  • Christmas Holidays: Thursday 21 December 2023 to Wednesday 3 January 2024

Spring Term dates

  • Thursday 4 January to Friday 16 February 2024 (32 days)
  • Half Term: Monday 19 to Friday 23 February 2024
  • Monday 26 February to Thursday 28 March 2024 (24 days)
  • Easter Holidays: Friday 29 March to Friday 12 April 2024

Summer Term dates

  • Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May 2024 (29 days)
  • Half Term: Monday 27 to Friday 31 May 2024
  • Monday 3 June to Monday 22 July 2024 (36 days)
  • Summer Holiday: Tuesday 23 July onwards

These dates comprise a total of 195 days. Schools will therefore need to select 5 of these days to set aside as professional training days.

Consultation on School Term Time and Holiday Dates 2024-2025

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, Voluntary Aided, Academies and Free schools are responsible for setting their own dates and so may choose to follow a pattern and/or specific dates that do not match those set by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

When setting our proposed dates, we have, wherever possible, tried to do this in conjunction with our neighbouring Local Authorities. However, whilst proposed dates broadly align, we cannot guarantee that our term dates will be identical to those of our neighbours, as there is no formal mechanism for the regional setting of school term and holiday dates.

As always there have been difficult decisions regarding some dates. Nevertheless, the way the dates have fallen for 2024-25 has meant that we are able to propose full (rather than part) week breaks at both Christmas and Easter, which aligns closely with our neighbouring authorities.

Below are the proposed dates for maintained schools in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for the academic year 2024 - 2025. These dates total 195 days, from which schools should choose 5 days to set aside as professional training days.

Autumn Term Dates

  • Tuesday 3 September to Friday 25 October (39 days)
  • Half Term: Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November
  • Monday 4 November to Friday 20 December (35 days)
  • Christmas Holidays: Monday 23 December to Friday 3 January

Spring Term Dates

  • Monday 6 January to Friday 14 February (30 days)
  • Half Term: Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February
  • Monday 24 February to Friday 4 April (30 days)
  • Easter Holidays: Monday 7 April to Monday 21 April

Summer Term Dates

  • Tuesday 22 April to Friday 23 May 2024 (23 days)
  • Half Term: Monday 26 May to Friday 30 May
  • Monday 2 June to Wednesday 23 July (38 days)
  • Summer Holiday: Thursday 23 July onwards

We would welcome your views on these proposed dates by completing the online survey using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/sNqiBfNx1h

The consultation is now open and will close at the end of Tuesday 31 January 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you.