School Term Dates and INSET Days

Please see below for the term dates for community and voluntary-controlled schools in Cornwall.  These dates are also recommended for all other schools (academy, foundation, trust and voluntary-aided schools).  Please contact the individual academy, foundation, trust or voluntary-aided school to find out about any variations to the dates below and their distribution of INSET days.  To find out what status a school is, visit the Contact Details page.

2018/19 Term Dates for Community and Voluntary-Controlled Schools

PDF version of the 2018/19 term dates

Autumn term 2018 (73 days)
4 September - 20 December
(Half term 22-26 October)

Spring term 2019 (60 days) 
7 January - 5 April
(Half term 18-22 February)

Summer term 2019 (62 days) 
23 April - 25 July
(Half term 27-31 May)

2018/19 iCalendar / ics

You can download the 2018/19 term dates calendar in iCalendar / ics format. This is supported by most computers, tablets and mobile phones, and most calendar applications.

For further information, support or to provide your feedback please see the Term dates iCalendar support page  

Download 2018/19 term dates

2019/20 Term Dates for Community and Voluntary-Controlled Schools

PDF version of the 2019/20 term dates

Autumn term 2019 (73 days)
4 September - 20 December
(Half term 21-25 October)

Spring term 2020 (55 days) 
6 January - 27 March
(Half term 17-21 February)

Summer term 2020 (67 days) 
14 April - 23 July
(Half term 25-29 May )

Consultation on Term Dates for 2020/21 and 2021/22

The Council is consulting on proposed term dates for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for the academic years 2020/21 and 2021/22.

These dates would apply to all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Cornwall. Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided schools and Academies are able to set their own term dates. However, these dates are recommended to all schools in order to promote consistency across the county.

Each academic year includes 195 school days. Schools will open to pupils for 190 days, with the remaining five reserved for In-Service Training (INSET) days to be allocated by individual schools.

The proposed dates have been discussed with other south west local authorities and we believe offer good consistency with our closest neighbours.

Comments on the proposed term dates should be submitted to by Friday 15 February 2019.


In service training (INSET) days are taken during school time and are used by schools to provide staff training without pupils being present.  Maintained scchools are permitted to take five INSET Days during each academic year. Please contact individual schools for their distribution of INSET days.