Planning Ahead

To help you plan ahead, we try and give parents as much notice as we possibly can of key dates in the school academic year, including holidays. However, please note that some of these dates may be subject to change, and when this occurs we will endeavor to provide you with notice via the school website and/or email where we can. Not all school events are included here.

Below are the dates for the school holidays. Please plan your family holidays around these dates, as any time missed from school is extremely detrimental to your son or daughter’s progress. The governors of the school will not authorise holidays taken outside of these dates and we do, therefore, ask parents to support us in ensuring maximum attendance. Please contact the school if you feel there are special circumstances to your request for holidays outside of these dates.

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Term and other Key Dates

2018 - 2019

Autumn Term

Mon 3rd Sept - School re-opens following the summer break.

Tues 4th Sept - Year 11 Welcome Evening - 6pm start.

Weds 5th Sept - Key Stage 4 Welcome Evening - 6pm start

Thurs 20th Sept - Open Evening - 5:15pm till 8:15pm (Headteachers talks at 5:40pm and 6:40pm)

Fri 28th Sept - MacMillan coffee morning.

Thurs 18th Oct - Year 7 Form Tutor review evening.

Thursday 18th October -School closes for October Half Term

Friday 19th October INSET day- School closed for pupils

Monday 22nd October - Friday 2nd November (Inclusive) Half term

Monday 5th November - School re-opens after half term

Thurs 8th Nov - Year 11 Parents Evening

Thurs/Fri 15/16th Nov - Show Night (7pm)

Thurs 22nd Nov - GCSE Presentation Evening (7pm)

Tuesday 4th December - Friday 14th December Year 11 Mock Exams

Fri 7th Dec - Year 7 Christmas Bash (4-5pm)

Thurs 13th Dec - Christmas Concert (7:30pm)

Fri 21st Dec - School closes at 1pm for the Christmas Holidays

Spring Term

Mon 7th Jan - School re-opens following the Christmas break.

Friday 1st February - Careers Fair

Thursday 7th February - Year 7 parents Evening

Friday 15th February - INSET day 

Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February (Inclusive) - Half Term

Thursday 7th March - Year 11 Parents Evening

Wednesday 13th March - Friday 15th March - School Production

Monday 11th March - Year 8 Options Evening

Thursday 21st March - Year 8 Parents Evening

Friday 29th March   Year 8 Options Deadline

Friday 5th April  - School Closes for Easter holidays


Summer Term

Tuesday 23rd April - School re-opens following the Easter break

Thursday 25th April Year 10 Parents Evening

Thursday 2nd May - Year 9 Parents Evening

Monday 6th May School closed - Bank Holiday

Friday 24th May - School closes for half term

Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May (inclusive) - School closed for half term

Monday 3rd June - School re-opens after half term

Thursday 6th June - Sports Day

Monday 10th June - Friday 21st June - End of year exams (Year 7 -10)

Monday 10th June - Meet the Tutor Evening - Africa House- 5:00pm.- 6:00pm - South America House -6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday 11th June - Meet the Tutor Evening - Asia House - 5:00pm.- 6:00pm - Europe House -   6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday 12th June - Meet the Tutor Evening - Australasia House  5:00pm.- 6:00pm

Thursday 27th June - Summer concert

Wednesday 3rd July - Year 6 Induction Day

Friday 5th July - INSET day - School closed for pupils

Monday 15th July - Friday 19th July - Learning Challenge Week

Friday 26th July - School closes at 1pm



For the 2019-20 term dates please follow this link.

For the 2020- 21 term dates please follow this link