Half term break
Each term has a week-long holiday in the middle called ‘half term’. During this week the boarding house is closed from Friday at 6.00pm until the following Sunday at 6.00pm (or, on UK Bank Holiday weekends, until Monday at 6.00pm). Boarding staff are also on annual leave for the entire week and so students are not permitted to remain in boarding during these holidays.
Due to Exeats weekends declining in popularity they have been gradually decreased over the last five years and from September 2017 there will be no more Exeat weekends at St Mary's School, Cambridge. Boarders may however visit their guardians or go home at the weekend providing written permission is given to the Housemistress at least 48 hours in advance.