School term dates and INSET days

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On this page you can find the term dates for 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 to promote consistency across the county.

Please contact the individual Academy, Foundation, Trust or Voluntary Aided school to find out about:

  • any variations to the dates below
  • their distribution of INSET days

2020/21 term dates for Community and Voluntary-Controlled Schools

Autumn term (72 days)

  • 3 September - 18 December 2020
  • (Half term 26-30 October 2020)

Spring term (59 days)

  • 4 January - 1 April 2021
  • (Half term 15-19 February 2021)

Summer term (64 days)

  • 19 April - 23 July 2021
  • (Half term 31 May - 4 June 2021)

Download a PDF version of the 2020/21 term dates

2020/21 iCalendar / ics

You can download the 2020/21 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 2020/21 term dates in iCalendar / ics format

2021/22 term dates for Community and Voluntary-Controlled Schools

Autumn term (70 days)

  • 6 September - 17 December 2021
  • (Half term 25-29 October 2021)

Spring term (64 days)

  • 4 January - 8 April 2022
  • (Half term 21-25 February 2022)

Summer term (61 days)

  • 25 April - 26 July 2022
  • (Half term 30 May - 3 June 2022)

Download a PDF version of the 2021/22 term dates

2021/22 iCalendar / ics

You can download the 2021/22 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 2021/22 term dates in iCalendar / ics format

2022/23 and 2023/24 proposed term dates

We are currently consulting on proposed term dates for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 academic years. 

You can comment or provide feedback on the proposed dates using the link below. The deadline for responses is Friday 30 July 2021.

View and comment on the proposals

INSET days

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

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