School term and holiday dates for 2019/2020
Academies and some schools are able to set different dates.
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
2019/2020 academic year
|Autumn term begins||Wednesday 4 September 2019||Friday 18 October 2019|
|Autumn half term||Saturday 19 October 2019||Sunday 27 October 2019|
|Autumn term continues||Monday 28 October 2019||Wednesday 18 December 2019|
|Christmas holiday||Thursday 19 December 2019||Sunday 5 January 2020|
|Spring term begins||Monday 6 January 2020||Friday 14 February 2020|
|Spring half term||Saturday 15 February 2020||Sunday 23 February 2020|
|Spring term continues||Monday 24 February 2020||Wednesday 1 April 2020|
|Easter holiday||Thursday 2 April 2020||Sunday 19 April 2020|
|Summer term begins||Monday 20 April 2020||Friday 22 May 2020|
|Summer half term||Saturday 23 May 2020||Sunday 31 May 2020|
|Summer term continues||Monday 1 June 2020||Tuesday 21 July 2020|
|Summer holiday||Wednesday 22 July 2020||View 2020/21 dates|
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 different term dates, we have published links to their websites below.
Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December 2019
Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December 2019
New Year's Day - Wednesday 1 January 2020
Good Friday - Friday 10 April 2020
Easter Monday - Monday 13 April 2020
Early May bank holiday - Friday 8 May 2020
Spring bank holiday - Monday 25 May 2020
Summer bank holiday - Monday 31 August 2020
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.