Term Dates

Dates for School Terms and School Day Timings

Events Calendar |  Summer 2

Week 2718-Apr-2313:30-15:30Y12 UCAS Bournemouth University visitCurriculum Trip
19-Apr-23All WeekYear 10 (Internal) Exams BeginAssessment/Exam
10:00 – 16:00U13 County Cricket finals at Canford SchoolCompetition
20-Apr-2313:30 – 15:30Y11 GCSE Drama catch-up performancesAssessment/Exam
Week 2824-Apr-2308:30 – 09:00School councilGovernance
12:30 – 13:30PSA -prom tickets (exhibition space)Charity/Fundraising
14:00 – 16:00Y13 Drama Practical ExamsAssessment/Exam
28-Apr-2312:30 – 13:30PSA -prom tickets (exhibition space)Charity/Fundraising
Week 291-May-23All DayBANK HOLIDAY
All DayDofE Gold Walking Practice Expedition 2Curriculum Trip
2-May-2312:30 – 13:30PSA Thorpe Park Ticket Sale [D03]Charity/Fundraising
3-May-2312:30 – 13:30PSA Thorpe Park Ticket Sale [D03]Charity/Fundraising
4-May-2316:00 – 18:00Governor Staff and Student Commitee meetingGovernance
18:00 – 20:00Normandy 2023 trip parent meeting – HallCurriculum Trip
All DayA Level RS ConferenceCurriculum Trip
All DayYear 13 Last Day
Week 308-May-23All DayBANK HOLIDAY
9-May-2312:30 – 13:30PSA Thorpe Park Ticket Sale [D03]Charity/Fundraising
10-May-2312:30 – 13:30PSA Thorpe Park Ticket Sale [D03]Charity/Fundraising
11-May-2308:00 – 12:00Y11 Celebration morning
12-May-23All DayA level Art NEAAssessment/Exam
All DayY11 study leave starts
17:30 – 23:30DofE Silver Practice ExpeditionCurriculum Trip
Week 3115-May-23(For next 6 weeks)GCSEs and A Level External/Public Examinations Begin (Year 11)Assessment/Exam
All DayA level Art NEAAssessment/Exam
16-May-23All DayA level Art NEAAssessment/Exam
16:00 – 18:00Governor Finance and Resources Committee meetingGovernance
16:00 – 19:00Y10 Parents’ Evening (1 of 2)Parents Evening
18-May-2316:00 – 19:00Y10 Parents’ Evening (2 of 2)Parents Evening
Week 3224-May-23All DayYear 10 Kew Gardens TripCurriculum Trip
25-May-23All DayY7 Butchers Coppice Activity CentreCurriculum Trip
26-May-23All DayY7 Butchers Coppice Activity CentreCurriculum Trip
All DayEnd of Half Term


Term Dates

Term Dates for School Year 2023 – 2024

TermDatesHalf Term DatesINSET Days/ Bank Holidays
Autumn Term 2023Tuesday 5th September (Years 7 & 12 only) or Wednesday 6th September (whole school) to Friday 15th December (Term ends at 12:45pm)

Founders’ Day
Tuesday 12th December (No school for years 7 & 8)
Monday 23th October to Friday 27th OctoberFriday 1st September
Monday 4th September
Friday 22nd September
Spring Term 2024Tuesday 2nd January 2024 to Thursday 28th March (Term ends at 12.45pm)Monday 12th to Friday 16th FebruaryFriday 9th February
Summer Term 2024Monday 15th April to Friday 19th July (Term ends at 12.45pm)Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May
Monday 6th May
Friday 5th July

Term Dates for School Year 2024 – 2025

TermDatesHalf Term DatesINSET Days/ Bank Holidays
Autumn Term 2024Tuesday 3rd September (Years 7 & 12 only) or Wednesday 4th September (whole school) to
Friday 20th December (Term ends at 12:45pm)
Monday 28th October to Friday 1st NovemberMonday 2nd September
Founders’ Day – Tuesday 17th December
Spring Term 2025Monday 6th January to Friday 4th April (Term ends at 12.45pm )Half Term
Monday 17th to Friday 21st February
Summer Term 2025Monday 22nd April to Friday 18th July (Term ends at 12.45pm)Monday 26th May – Friday 30th May

School Day Timings

TimeSchool PeriodActivities
8:30amPre-registrationStudents arrive at Form Room
8:35-8:45amRegistrationChecking pupils have arrived, equipment check.
8:45-9:00amAssembly or Tutor TimeOn assembly days, students will have a 15 minute assembly on the themes of the week.

Otherwise, students will be completing Head of House directed activities with their tutor group in their Form Rooms.
9:00-9:05amTransitionMovement between lessons
9:05-10:05amPeriod 1Lesson 1
10:05-10:10amTransitionMovement between lessons
10:10-11:10amPeriod 2Lesson 2
11:10-11:30amIntervalBreak-time for students
11:30am-12:30pmPeriod 3Lesson 3
12:30-1:30pmLunchtimeStudents can eat their lunch. This is the time when most extra-curricular activities are run.
1:30-2:30pmPeriod 4Lesson 4
2:30-2:35pmTransitionMovement between lessons
2:35-3:35pmPeriod 5Lesson 5
3:35pmEnd of School DayMost students go home, there are a few after school extra-curricular activities that some students may attend.