School Term Dates | Sherborne International

School Term Dates

School term dates for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years, including arrival and departure dates, half-term dates and exeats.

Academic year 2017-18

Spring term 2018

Arrival dayWednesday 3 January – new students (between 12:00 and 17:00)
Wednesday 3 January – returning students (before 22:00)
Exeat weekend (optional)20/21 January
Half termFriday 9 February (students leave between 14:00 and 20:00)
Sunday 18 February (students return before 22:00) inclusive
Exeat weekend (optional)10/11 March
Departure dayWednesday 28 March (between 14:00 and 20:00)

Summer term 2018

Arrival dayWednesday 18 April – new students (between 12:00 and 17:00)
Wednesday 18 April – returning students (before 22:00)
Half termFriday 25 May (students leave between 14:00 and 20:00)
Sunday 3 June (students return before 22:00) inclusive
Speech dayThursday 21 June 
(Students may leave with their parents if the parents are attending Speech Day)
Departure dayFriday 22 June
There are two flexible exeats during the summer term. All exeats are optional.

Academic year 2018-19

Autumn term 2018

New students
Arrival dayThursday 30 August (between 09.30 – 17.00)
InductionFriday 31 August to Tuesday 4 September inclusive
(Saturday Academic full day, Sunday Boarding)
Teaching startsWednesday 5 September
Returning students
Arrival dayFriday 31 August (before 22.00)
Assist inductionSaturday 1 September
to Sunday 2 September (Y11)
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 14.00 and 20.00)
Sunday 28 October (before 22.00) inclusive
Departure dayWednesday 12 December (from 14.00)
Two Saturdays in the term will be ‘Rest Days’ with no teaching. The timing and exact format of these are to be confirmed.

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). It is helpful if students choose the dates above, where stated.
  • 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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