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.

Access the School Calendar 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

2017 - 2018

Autumn Term

Friday 1st September, 2017 - school closed for staff training

Monday 4th September - school reopens for students

Tuesday 5th September - Welcome to Year 11 Evening (6pm)

Wednesday 6th September - Welcome to Key Stage 4 - Year 9 Evening (6pm)

Thursday 21st September - Open Evening (5.15pm - 8.15pm) Headteacher talks at 5.40pm and 6.40pm

Wednesday 18th October - Year 7 Form Tutor Review Evening (4pm)

Monday 23rd October to Friday 3rd November (inclusive) – school closed for half term break

Monday 6th November - school reopens

Wednesday 8th November - Year 11 Parents Evening (4pm)

Thursday 23rd November - GCSE Presentation Evening (7pm)

Wednesday 29th November to Friday 1st December - Drama Production (7pm)

Thursday 14th December - Christmas Concert (7pm)

Friday 22nd December 2017 - school closes early (1pm) for Christmas holiday

Spring Term

Wednesday 3rd January, 2018 - school reopens

Wednesday 31st January  - Year 7 Parents Evening (4pm)

Friday 9th February - school closed for staff training                      

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February (inclusive) - school closed for half term break

Monday 19th February - school reopens

Wednesday 28th February - Year 11 Parents Evening (4pm)

Monday 5th March - Year 8 Options Evening (7pm)

Wednesday 7th March - Friday 9th March - School Production 'Magic of the Movies'

Wednesday 14th March - Year 8 Parents Evening (4pm)

Friday 23rd March - school closed (after school) for Easter holiday

Summer Term

Monday 9th April - school reopens

Wednesday 11th April - Year 9 Parents Evening (4pm)

Wednesday 18th April - Year 10 Parents Evening (4pm)

Monday 7th May - school closed for Bank Holiday

Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June (inclusive) - school closed for half term break

Monday 4th June - school reopens

Friday 6th July - school closed for staff training

Monday 11th June - Meet the Tutor Evening (Africa 5pm, South America 6.30pm)

Tuesday 12th June - Meet the Tutor Evening (Asia 5pm, Europe 6.30pm)

Wednesday 13th June - Meet the Tutor Evening (Australasia 5pm)

Thursday 28th June - Summer Concert

Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July - Year 10 Work Experience Week

Friday 20th July - school closed (at 1pm) for Summer holiday


For the 2018-19 term dates please follow this link.