School Term Dates

School term dates for the 2018-19 academic year, including arrival and departure dates, half-term dates and exeats.

Academic year 2018-19

Autumn term 2018

New students
Arrival day (all new students)Thursday 30 August (between 9.30am and 5pm)
InductionFriday 31 August to Tuesday 4 September inclusive
(Saturday Academic full day, Sunday Boarding)
Teaching startsWednesday 5 September
Returning students
Arrival day (all returning students)Friday 31 August (before 10pm)
Academic and boarding re-integrationSaturday 1 September
to Sunday 2 September (Y11)
Saturday 1 September to Tuesday 4 September (J, 9, 10)
Teaching startsMonday 3 September (Y11)
Wednesday 5 September (J, 9, 10)
All students
Half-termFriday 19 October (between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 28 October (before 10pm) inclusive
Departure dayWednesday 12 December (from 2pm)
Two Saturdays in the term will be ‘Rest Days’ with no teaching (students do not have to leave school).

Spring term 2019

Arrival dayTuesday 8 January – new students (12-5pm)
Tuesday 8 January – returning students (before 10pm)
Half termFriday 15 February (leave between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 24 February (arrive before 10pm)
Departure dayThursday 4 April (from 2pm)

Summer term 2019

Arrival dayTuesday 23 April – new students (12-5pm)
Tuesday 23 April – returning students (before 10pm)
Half termFriday 24 May (leave between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 2 June (arrive before 10pm)
Speech dayThursday 20 June (Students may leave with their parents if the parents attend Speech Day)
Departure dayFriday 21 June


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