School Term Dates

School term dates for the 2019-20 academic year, including arrival and departure dates, half-term dates and exeats*.

Academic year 2019-20

Autumn term 2019

Arrival daySunday 1 September (between 9.30am and 5pm)
Teaching startsMonday 2 September to Thursday 5 September inclusive - induction for new students/students starting a new course

Monday 2 September - timetable starts for returning students
Half-termFriday 18 October (between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 27 October (before 8pm) inclusive
Mock Examinations leading to predicted gradesWednesday 4 December
Friday 13 December
Departure dayFriday 13 December (from 2pm)
Rest Saturdays (no teaching)Saturday 21 September
Saturday 23 November
Optional Exeat Weekends*Friday 20 September (after 4.15pm) to Sunday 22 September (before 8pm)

Friday 22 November (after 4.15pm) to Sunday 24 November (before 8pm)

Spring term 2020

Arrival dayWednesday 8 January – new students (12pm-5pm)
Wednesday 8 January – returning students (before 8pm)
Half termFriday 14 February (leave between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 23 February (arrive before 8pm)
GCSE Trial ExamsMonday 23 March
Friday 27 March
Departure dayFriday 27th March (from 2pm)
Optional Exeat Weekends*Saturday 25 January (after 12pm) to Sunday 26 January (before 8pm)

Saturday 14 March (after 12pm) to Sunday 15 March (before 8pm)

Summer term 2020

Arrival dayTuesday 14 April – new students (12pm-5pm)
Tuesday 14 April – returning students (before 8pm)
Half termFriday 22 May (leave between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 31 May (arrive before 8pm)
Speech dayWednesday 24 June

Compulsory for all students to receive their end of course certificates

Students may leave after this with their parents if the parents attend Speech Day
Departure dayThursday 25 June
Optional Exeat Weekend*Saturday 2 May (after 12pm) to Sunday 3 May (before 8pm)


Exeats are optional weekend periods of absence from the School. Students may remain at School.

  • Two weekend exeats per term are allowed (except Autumn Term in which three exeats are allowed)
  • All exeats can start from 12:10pm on the Saturday and students must be back by around 8pm on the Sunday
  • Prior permission for all exeats must be obtained from the Senior Housemaster or Housemistress by the Thursday before the planned exeat
  • Permission to go out for an exeat weekend will only be given to students visiting parents, family members or guardians aged 25 years and over
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