My ref: AA
Date: 10 December 2010
Contact: Amanda Askham
Direct dial: 01223 703565
E Mail: Amanda.email@example.com Children and Young People’s Services
Executive Director, Adrian Loades
FOR INFORMATION ONLY Education Support Services
Box No: CC1109
To: Heads/Principals of all Schools
and Educational Establishments in Shire Hall
Cambridgeshire, Heads of Service Cambridge
and Managers CB3 0AP
Tel: 01223 703565
Fax: 01223 475954
Subject School Term and Holiday Dates for 2012-2013
Please find attached details of Cambridgeshire term and holiday dates for 2012-
2013. Two professional days, Monday 3rd September 2012 and Monday 7th January
2013, have been selected from the 195 days. Schools are required to select three
further professional days from the remaining 193 days - a pro forma will be sent to
you at a later date, requesting details of dates selected.
May I remind colleagues that parents can reasonably expect schools to maintain the
hours published in their prospectus on each of the 190 statutory days (380 sessions).
In setting term dates, the County Council continues to adhere to recommendations
from the Local Government Association (LGA) and liaise with neighbouring
authorities, headteachers, union representatives and the Diocese to secure the best
alignment of dates across the region.
SCHOOL TERM DATES FOR 2012 / 2013
Training Day Monday 3 September
Autumn Term Opens Tuesday 4 September 40 days
Half Term 29 October – 2 November
Autumn Term Closes Friday 21 December 35 days
Training Day Monday 7 January
Spring Term Opens Tuesday 8 January 25 days
Half Term 11 - 15 February
Spring Term Closes Thursday 28 March 29 days
Summer Term Opens Monday 15 April 29 days
May Day Monday 6 May
Half Term 27-31 May
Summer Term Closes Tuesday 23 July 37 days
Total 195 days
Pupil contact will amount to 190 of the 195 days.
Two training days have been selected: 3 September 2012 and 7 January 2013.
Three further training days need to be selected from the remaining 193 days.