School term dates and closures

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

  Starts Ends
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.

Bank holidays

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.

Results of the consultation on the setting of term dates for the 2019/2020 academic year