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)
Induction for new students/students starting a new course

Timetable starts for the two-year Year 11 course
Monday 2 September to Thursday 5 September inclusive
Finalised timetable starts for new studentsFriday 6 September
Half-termFriday 18 October (between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 27 October (before 10pm) inclusive
Departure dayFriday 13 December (from 2pm)
Two Saturdays in the term will be ‘Rest Days’ with no teaching (students do not have to leave school). The timing and exact format of these are to be confirmed

Spring term 2020

Arrival dayWednesday 8 January – new students (12pm-5pm)
Wednesday 8 January – returning students (before 10pm)
Half termFriday 14 February (leave between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 23 February (arrive before 10pm)
Departure dayFriday 27th March (from 2pm)

Summer term 2020

Arrival dayTuesday 14 April – new students (12pm-5pm)
Tuesday 14 April – returning students (before 10pm)
Half termFriday 22 May (leave between 2pm and 8pm)
Sunday 31 May (arrive before 10pm)
Speech dayWednesday 24 June (Students may leave with their parents if the parents attend Speech Day)
Departure dayThursday 25 June


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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