Term Dates & The School Day

Term Dates 2016-17

Term 1:

Thursday 1st September 2016 – NON-PUPIL DAY
Friday 2nd September 2016 – Year 7 Only with some Year 12 students by appointment.
Monday 5th September – Thursday 20th October 2016 – All pupils in
Friday 21st October 2016 – NON-PUPIL DAY

Term 2:

Monday 31st October to Friday 16th December 2016

Term 3:

Tuesday 3rd January to Thursday 9th February 2017
Friday 10th February 2017 – NON-PUPIL DAY

Term 4:

Monday 20th February to Friday 31st March 2017

Term 5:

Tuesday 18th April to Friday 26th May 2017

Term 6:

Monday 5th June to Friday 21st July 2017
Friday 30th June 2017 – NON-PUPIL DAY

October Half Term:

Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2016

Christmas Holiday:

Monday 19th December – Friday 30th December 2016

February Half Term:

Monday 13th – Friday 17th February 2017

Easter Holiday:

Monday 3rd April – Friday 14th April 2017

May Half Term:

Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd june 2017

Summer holiday start:

Monday 24th July 2017

Bank Holidays

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December 2016
Monday 2nd January 2017
Friday 14th and Monday 17th April 2017
Monday 1st and Monday 29th May 2017
Monday 28th August 2017

Term Dates 2017-18

Term 1:

Friday 1st September 2017 – NON-PUPIL DAY
Monday 4th September 2017 – Year 7 term begins and Year 12 students by appointment.
Tuesday 5th September – Thursday 19th October 2017 – All pupils in
Friday 20th October 2017 – NON-PUPIL DAY

Term 2:

Monday 30th October to Tuesday 19th December 2017 (Term ends 1.30pm)

Term 3:

Wednesday 3rd January to Friday 9th February 2018

Term 4:

Monday 19th February – NON-PUPIL DAY
Tuesday 20th February to Thursday 29th March 2018

Term 5:

Monday 16th April to Friday 25th May 2018

Term 6:

Monday 4th June to Friday 20th July 2018
Wednesday 20th June – NON-PUPIL DAY (Year 11 & Post-16 students who have a GCSE or A Level examination on this day will still be required to attend school.)

October Half Term:

Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October 2017

December Holiday:

Wednesday 20th December 2017 – Tuesday 2nd January 2018

February Half Term:

Monday 12th – Friday 16th February 2018

Easter Holiday:

Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April 2018

May Half Term:

Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018

Bank Holidays

Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th December 2017
Monday 1st January 2018
Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April 2018
Monday 7th and Monday 28th May 2018
Monday 27th August 2018

The School Day

The Principal expects staff to be in school in a supervisory capacity five minutes before the start and five minutes at the end of the School day.


8.40am – 9.00am AM Registration/TUTORIAL OR ASSEMBLY
9.00am – 10.00am LESSON 1
10.00am – 11.00am LESSON 2
11.00am – 11.20am Break
11.20am – 12.20pm LESSON 3
12.20pm –   1.20pm LESSON 4
1.20pm –   2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm –   3.00pm LESSON 5 (PM REGISTRATION)
3.00pm  End of School Day
3.10pm -  4.10pm Meetings/Extra-Curricular Activities


A schedule of briefing meetings for all staff are held during the week, 8.30 – 8.40am.


The Principal holds Assemblies on three mornings in the week, in order that she may see every member of the school once during the week.  Year Assemblies are conducted by the relevant Head of Year.

Timing:       8.40 – 9.00

Assembly Time


Lecture Theatre

Main Hall








Year 7




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