Term Dates


Term Dates 2018-2019

Michaelmas Term 2018

(INSET Thursday 30 August  2018

Friday 31 August 2018 – inc Y7 & 12 induction afternoon)

Term Begins:    Monday 3 September 2018 (Y3-13)

(Term begins for Year 1 and Year 2 on Thursday 6 September. Reception pupils have been notified seperately of their start date)

Founders' Day:  Friday 12 October

Half Term:         Monday 22 October to Tuesday 30 October 2018

Term Ends:       Wednesday 19 December 2018                                                                             

Lent Term 2019

Term Begins:      Monday 7 January 2019

Half Term:          Monday 18 February to Monday 25 February 2019
(INSET Monday 25 February)
Term Ends:        Friday 5 April 2019

Good Friday:     19 April 2019

Easter Sunday:   21 April 2019                                                                                            

Summer Term 2019

Term Begins:    Tuesday 23 April 2019

May Day (Bank Holiday): Monday 6 May 2019

Half Term:       Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019

Term Ends:     Wednesday 10 July 2019 (school finishes at 12pm)

Please note:

We will be holding twilight staff INSET sessions at strategic points in the term which will begin at lunch (13.00) and include dismissal of pupils.

The scheduled dates for these INSET sessions in 2018-19 are: December 5 2018 and May 15 2019.


Boarding Halls: 
The boarding halls open at 09.00 the day before term begins and close at 6pm the day after term finishes. 

Holidays in Term Time

We hope that parents will not request leave of absence for holidays during term time as, in accordance with legislation, it is normally school policy to refuse permission. If leave of absence is required a request must be made in advance in writing to the Vice Principal (Mrs Cassidy).


Unauthorised Absences

Only the school can approve leave during term time; parents cannot. Should a pupil miss school for an activity which has not been approved it counts as unauthorised absence.