School Calendar
2016—2017
December
Friday 16th, School Closes at 11:00 am
January
Tuesday 3rd, Staff Training Day
Wednesday 4th, School Opens
February
Friday 17th, School Closes For Half Term
Monday 27th, School Opens
April
Friday 7th, School Closes at 11:00 am
Monday 24th, Staff Training Day
Tuesday 25th, School Opens
May
Monday 1st May, School Closed for May Day
Friday 26th, School Closed for Half Term
June
Monday 5th, School Opens
July
Friday 21st, School Closes for Summer at 11:00 am
2017-2018
September
Monday 4th September, Staff Training Day
Tuesday 5th, School Opens Year 7, 12 & 13
Wednesday 6th, School Opens All Years
October
Friday 20th , School Closes for Half Term
Monday 30th , School Opens
December
Friday 22nd, School Closes 11:00am
January
Monday 8th, Staff Training Day
Tuesday 9th, School Opens
February
Friday 9th, School Closes For Half Term
Monday 19th, School Opens
March
Thursday 29th, School Closes at 11.00am
April
Monday 16th, Staff Training Day
Tuesday 17th, School Opens
May
Monday 7th May, School Closed for May Day
Friday 25th, School Closed for Half Term
June
Monday 4th, School Opens
July
Friday 20th, School Closes for Summer
The School will close at 11am at the close of term at Christmas, Easter and Summer

If your son travels to School by bus, please check collection times for these mornings. Five of the days when the School is closed will be training/professional development days for teachers and holidays for pupils.

It is both the Governors and the Headmaster’s expectation that as holiday dates are published well in advance, parents should plan holidays etc accordingly. An increase has been noted recently in the practice of removing boys from School near the beginning and end of terms in order that the family can make an early start to their holidays. A similar problem occurs when pupils return late from holidays. Leave of absence will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Parents are asked to note that where a pupil is absent from School without the School’s permission but with the parents’ blessing such an absence is recorded as unauthorised, albeit parentally condoned.