School Term Dates

School term dates for the 2020-21 academic year, including arrival and departure dates, half-term dates and exeats*.

Academic year 2020-21

Autumn term 2020

Arrival daySunday 6 September (between 9.30am and 5pm)
Teaching starts for all studentsMonday 7 September to Thursday 10 September inclusive:
induction/lessons for new students/students starting a new course

Monday 7 September - timetable starts for returning students
Half-termFriday 23 October - Travel Day (Students to depart before 5pm)
Sunday 1 November (before 8pm) inclusive
End of Term (Travel Day)Thursday 17 December (Students to depart before 5pm)
Rest Saturdays (no teaching)Saturday 26 September
Saturday 21 November
Optional Exeat Weekends*Friday 25 September (after 4.30pm) to Sunday 27 September (before 8pm)

Friday 20 November (after 4.30pm) to Sunday 22 November (before 8pm)

Spring term 2021

Arrival daySunday 10 January (before 8pm)
Half termFriday 12 February - Travel Day (Students to depart before 5pm)
Sunday 21 February (arrive before 8pm)
End of TermWednesday 31 March (from 12pm. Students to depart before 5pm)
Travel dayThursday 1 April (Students to depart before 5pm)

Summer term 2021

Arrival daySunday 18 April (before 8pm)
Half termFriday 28 May - Travel Day (Students to depart before 5pm)
Sunday 6 June (arrive before 8pm)

Students who have exams on Friday 28 May can depart morning of Saturday 29 May
Speech dayWednesday 23 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
Travel dayThursday 24 June (Students to depart before 5pm)


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)
  • Prior permission for all exeats must be obtained from the House Parents 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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