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Prep School Term Dates

Dates of the School Year - 2016-2017

Summer Term 2017

Start:        Tuesday 18 April (Boarders) Wednesday 19 April (Day Pupils)

Finish:       Saturday 8 July- Prize Giving (10:30am-12:30pm)

Half Term:    4.35pm Friday 26 May – 8.00pm Sunday 4 June

1st Leave Weekend: 4.35pm Friday 28 April (to include Bank Holiday Monday 1 May)
2nd Leave Weekend: Friday 23 June

Michaelmas Term 2017

Sunday 3 September         New Pupil induction / Boarders return
Monday 4 September        Term begins
Friday 29 September        Leave out weekend  - 4pm
Friday 20 October         Half term - 4pm
Monday 6 November        Term resumes
Friday 24 November        Compulsory leave out weekend - 1pm
Wednesday 13 December    Term ends - after Abbey service

Lent Term 2018

Monday 8 January        Staff INSET  Boarders return
Tuesday 9 January        Term begins
Friday 26 January        Leave out weekend - 4pm
Friday 9 February        Half term - 4pm
Monday 19 February        Term resumes
Friday 23 March        Term ends - 1pm

Summer Term 2018

Monday 16 April        Staff INSET                 Boarders return
Tuesday 17 April        Term begins
Friday 4 May            Leave  out weekend - 4pm
Friday 25 May            Half term - 4pm
Saturday 23 June         Leave out weekend (Senior School only - till Monday 25 June)
Friday 6 July            Term ends - 1pm

Michaelmas 2018
Mon 3rd Sept - Wed 12th Dec
(Half term: Fri 19th Oct 4.15pm - Sun 4th Nov)
1st Leave weekend: Fri 28th Sept (4.15pm) - Sun 30th Sept
2nd Leave weekend: Fri 23rd Nov (1.15pm)- Sun 25th Nov

Lent 2019
Mon 7th Jan - Fri 29th March 
(Half term: Fri 15th Feb 4.15pm - Sun 24th Feb)
1st Leave weekend: Fri 25th Jan 4.15pm - Sun 27th Jan)
2nd Leave weekend: Fri 15th March 4.15pm - Sun 17th March)

Summer 2019
Tuesday 23rd April - Sat 6th July
(Half term: Fri 24th May 4.15pm - Sun 2nd June)
1st Leave Weekend: Fri 3rd May 4.15pm - Mon 6th - including Bank Holiday Monday
2nd Leave weekend:Fri 28th June 4.15pm - Sun 30th June??
Boarders return on the dates shown and day pupils the next morning


  • At the beginning of term, boarders are due back by 5.00pm on the day stated
  • Day pupils should be at school by 8.15am the following day
  • All Leave Weekends and Half Terms boarders are due back between 6.30pm & 8.00pm

Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Issy Hartnell.

For General Enquiries please call 01225 721 133 (Prep & Senior School), or 01225 833 158 (Pre-Prep)

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