15th January 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

The school year draws towards its close and it is time to wish each other very well for the summer holidays ahead. Here is the last Newsletter and a bumper edition too! It is also time to bid farewell, first of all to the staff who are leaving Canon Slade at the end of this term.

Our thanks go to those members of staff who have been with us just for a year or two but whose commitment to the students and to the school has been excellent, and we thank them for their service: Mr Boyd (Mathematics) Mr Austin (English) Mr Maguire (English) Mr Campbell (History) Ms Best (English) Ms Barratt (Maths) and Ms Fairer (Piano). We also thank Mr Broomhead for teaching Music for us this year and are glad that he will still be here as an instrumental teacher in September.

Mr Ascroft (Head of RS) is moving to a similar post but much nearer to his family’s home; Mr Zekavicka (Science) is retiring after 15 years’ service while Mrs Swierczynski (Technology) is retiring after 25 years’ service to the school. We thank them indeed for their commitment to the school and to our students and we wish them most well for all that lies ahead of them.

Revd Canon Matt Thompson has been a governor of the school for 9 years and Chair of Governors for 7 of those. He is leaving his post as Vicar of Bolton this summer to become Dean of Birmingham, which gives him the leadership of the worship of Birmingham Cathedral and a wide ministry in the heart of that city. We thank him for his leadership of the school and for the welcome that the Parish Church has always given to our Years 7s and to the whole school on Founder’s Day each May. We wish him most well and God’s blessings indeed for the move back to the Midlands with his family and for the beginnings of his work there.

It is also time for me to retire too. I have loved being here and being back here. Thank you very much for having me! And for making me welcome and for all your support. I purposed to stay longer when I arrived in September 2014, but a complication of factors, as I outlined in October last year, led to the simple decision that it was time to stop!

Thank you for all of your good wishes. Thank you too for all the support that David Burton will enjoy from you in September when he arrives as our new headteacher. We shall also welcome a new Chair of Governors, and we shall have a new chaplain when the Revd Tom Lilley takes up that post. The school is fully staffed from 1st September and we will let you know about the new staff next term.

May God bless each one and each family as we travel this summer, near or far, and as we stay at home. May He hold us in the palm of His hand, until we meet again, as the new school in September.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Mottershead

Headteacher

“Summer Evening Over Silsden” flickr photo by James Whitesmith https://flickr.com/photos/jwhitesmith/28318402611 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

The Library Page

You can get all the latest news from the Library Web Page (www.canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk/library)

Latest articles include:

Library Book Club

 

 

and

 

The Carnegie Group Now Running

 

and finally

 

Student Readers Celebrated

 

also…

Year 7 (2016-2017) Accelerated Reading News

 

Finally – Induction Day Year 6 and Summer Reading

The library took part in the induction day for year 6 and the students had the opportunity to explore the library. We have set the students reading challenges over the holidays and we look forward to seeing the students in September.
Library book and reading over the summer

We encourage students to keep reading over the summer months to continue their good reading habit. Books are stamped for the holidays and will be due back the first day of school on Wednesday 6th September. Current books on loan need to be renewed for over the summer break. We have lots of new books ready and waiting for students to borrow.

Happy reading over the summer!

 

Academy Update

As you know, Canon Slade School and St James’s CE High School aim to convert to academy status and to form The Bishop Fraser Trust. Alongside this, The Bishop Fraser Trust will sponsor Bolton St Catherine’s Academy. The three schools aim to work closely together with the aim to provide excellent education for all.

Each school will retain its existing character and there will be no change to admissions, uniform, etc., as we share best practice, improve at all levels and convert ‘as is’.

The date for the Trust to be established has been delayed as a result of the complexity of land transfers. This is not a major barrier or uncommon in these circumstances, but simply procedural. As we are obliged to work within the time-lines set by the  Department for Education, we aim to establish the Trust at the next available window, which will be the 1st December 2017.

The vision for our Trust is:

to allow all children to experience ‘life in all its fullness’, no matter what their starting point.
We will do this by:

  • offering a high quality, inclusive and distinctive education
  • a caring and nurturing environment based on our Christian values
  • recognising the unique nature of each child.

 

We passionately believe that when schools work together they can have a profound effect on the outcomes of not just their own students, but all those in their family of schools as well. A true community supports each other and works in unison for a common goal. This is inspired by the gospel of St John, Chapter 10, Verse 10 which states that our children should experience ‘life in all its
fullness’.

We will keep you informed about future progress. We hope that the land issues may be resolved over the summer which would allow us to complete all our procedures by early October for the move to academy status and the beginning of The Bishop Fraser Trust to happen on 1st December.

Footnote

Bishop James Fraser, after whom the Trust will be named, was the second bishop of Manchester, a man who set out to transform and improve the lives of all in the city. He pioneered the Church’s approach to education. That is why the trust will be named after him. The statue in Albert Square in Manchester is of Bishop Fraser.

 

 

Instrumental Music Lessons

For your information, please will parents/carers note that the cost of instrumental music lessons will rise by the amount of £0.25p per lesson to £5.00 per lesson as from 6 September 2017. Piano lessons will remain at £8.50 per lesson.

The Music Department -News update

Young Musicians go off to Germany

On Friday 23rd June 40 pupils and 4 members of staff from the music department departed school for the Rhineland region of Germany staying in the town Bad Honnef. Read about the trip here:

 

Music Department Germany Trip 2017

 

Debating competition champions

Congratulations to our Year 10 debating team! Students Thomas Whitehead, James Tibbitts, Carys Holden, and Alice Saunders were successful in the school heats and secured themselves a place on the squad to compete in the Bury College Debate Challenge held on Thursday 29 June. On the day, they took part in 3 head-to-head debates against other schools where they were scored against a range of categories. Of the 16 schools that took part, Canon Slade’s team were praised for their “consistency” across all topics. In the debates they faced and the following teams:

1.) Voting should be a legal requirement (FOR) – St Gabriel’s
2.) Social media does more harm than good (AGAINST) – Bury Grammar Boys
3.) Britain has a moral obligation to accept refugees (FOR) – Sharples

Thanks also to Sam Harper and Abigail Acton for their support of the team.

The North West Schools Bio Challenge 28th June 2017

On Wednesday 28th of June a team of four Year 12 students (Emma Partington, Charlotte Leakey, Bethany Harwood and Rory Timmons) competed in the Royal Society of Biology North West Bio Challenge. The event was held at the University of Central Lancashire (Preston Campus) and consisted of timed tasks based on the application of biological knowledge. The team from Canon Slade Sixth Form, who are all A- level Biology Students, did extremely well to come fourth out of the 17 competing teams. The tasks included varied widely on the skills needed to complete them, as well as the area of Biology they covered.

Amongst other things, the students were asked to use their microscopy skills to identify unknown histological samples, prescribe the correct medication for ‘Stan the man’, and calculate time of death by looking at the age of maggots from a corpse!

The whole team showed exemplary conduct and engagement though out, and were very pleased with their achievement, and of course their prize.

Miss T. Jesusanmi, Teacher of Biology

 

Year 7 Faith Trail

Once again year 7 pupils took part in the Bolton Faith Trail and visited a Mosque and a Hindu temple.

This trip was enjoyed by all and it supported important work at Key Stage 3 and 4. It enabled pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions.

Once back at school all pupils had a chance to reflect on their visit. Lucy Hurst 7S wrote, ‘We were really welcomed by both places of worship.’ Rea Stewart 7S said, ‘The trip was really good. I learned so many new things that are difficult to understand in lessons but better to see in real life.’

‘At the Mandir I learned a lot, but most importantly that Hinduism is a way of life . . . both visits made me want to learn more about religion and cultures.’

Poppy Banton 7S

As always, the year behaved impeccably and were a credit to our school.

Children’s Ethos Conference

Four students from years 7 and 8 attended the Bishop Bridgeman Ethos Conference on the 5th and 6th July. The conference was planned by young people, for young people.

The conference’s rationale was to empower our students and provide a platform for them to have a positive impact on Christian values work in our school. Students had the opportunity to experience sixteen interactive workshops based on Christian values ranging from prayer workshops to making values perfumes. Everyone received a goodie bag of resources to take to use back in school.

It was such a fruitful experience for all involved and my hope is that the students involved will feel inspired and confident enough, in the new school year, to share what they have learned with others in our school community.

Mrs Braithwaite and the RS department

Dance

A huge thank you to all the dancers that performed on 4th July in our Hour of Dance Show. Mrs McElroy was so proud of all the students involved, their hard work running up to the event and their professionalism on and off stage was an absolute credit to all of the performers.

Also thank you to everyone that came and supported – we managed to raise money for several charities from ticket sales, the dance raffle and the purchase of charity t-shirts – a big thank you once again to Lynn Wells for the creation of another great set of raffle prizes. Monies raised were:

  • £170 – The Manchester Bombing Fund
  • £161 – The Christie
  • £150 – Bolton Breast Unit
  • £85 – Gofundme – Martin Hibbert (local man and daughter with life changing injuries as a result of the arena bombing) Trips

A big thank you to all parents and carers for your support once again for Trips’ day this year. Much appreciated.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Well done to all the students who completed their Bronze or Silver expeditions recently, sometimes in adverse conditions, and sometimes with ‘interesting’ map reading! Many thanks to all families for your support for this scheme in school.

Dementia Friends Event

Dementia Friendly 2016-2017

 

India Expedition 2018

In July 2018 we are taking 45 students to India on an expedition. We are undertaking a trek through Spice and Tea plantations along the Spice trail and working on a project site to help develop a local community.

In total the trip is costing £122,200!! Students are responsible for raising their own funds but all help is appreciated. If you feel you can offer some support to the group by way of sponsorship, donation of raffle prizes, donation of equipment/kit, host a  fundraising evening, advertise our expedition etc it would be very much appreciated.

Please contact Miss Leach (through: contact@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk) if you would like more information or can offer assistance.

A Level Geology Excursion Iceland 2017

Twenty of our students have just returned from a six day residential visit to study the enigmatic geology of Iceland linked to its unique tectonic setting. Iceland’s location is unique as it is the only place globally where an ocean ridge exists on land and effectively this ‘split’ can be seen between the North American and Eurasian Plates. The highlights of the visit for many included swimming in the geothermally heated Blue Lagoon as well as visiting the highly active ‘Golden Circle’ where students visited Great Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall.

Throughout the week students climbed 4 active volcanoes including the infamous Eldfel, which nearly destroyed the harbour in Heimay 1973. The days were long and action filled and evening visits allowed an opportunity to try bouldering for the first time as well as swimming in one of Reykjavik’s two Olympic sized pools. Luckily the weather remained fairly kind and the strenuous days went some way to burn off the volume of hamburgers that we were fed each evening!

The students were surprised that our guide and Mr Foulger had a paralleled passion for the subject and it was commented that they could have been ‘geo twins’.

Iceland 2017, further proof that indeed geology rocks!

 

CSA Update

Thank you for your ongoing support of CSA as we raise money to enhance learning for the pupils of Canon Slade School.

Next meeting reminder

The first CSA meeting for the next academic year is the AGM on Tuesday 26th September at 7pm in the School Library. (Please note that this date is currently provisional and it will be confirmed on the school website next term). This will also be a Wine and Cheese Social and everyone is welcome. If you have a child in the school, or are an alumni or member of staff, you are automatically a member of the CSA, and we would love to see you!

200 Club

Congratulations to the many winners for this academic year. Thank you to all members for your support of CSA via the 200 club and better luck next year if you need it! Please note that there is no automatic renewal of your membership although it is possible for you to keep the same number(s).

Re-enrolment is open now – please use the form that is attached to complete your details. Payment can be made by cheque or ScoPay. Please complete enrolment by 27th September 2017.

Membership is limited to 200 so please enrol early to avoid disappointment.

If you have not been a member this year we would ask that you consider joining – it is a great way to make a donation to CSA with very little effort! Also, you have a chance of winning more than your membership fee back………………..

Note for the diary Christmas Fair: Friday 17th November in the School Hall

Half Marathon

As previously mentioned, we are excited to announce that Paul and Jo Sumsion have entered the Manchester Half Marathon, on Sunday 15th October, to raise money for CSA. They would love a team of parents (and/or staff!) to join them in this fundraising event. Could this include you? Is this something that is on your bucket list, or even on your list of challenges for the year?

Alternatively, if you know any friends or family who would be interested please invite them to join in.

More information about the run can be found on http://www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com and this is also the site to use to register yourself (the entry fee is £36).

If you would like to take part please contact Jo (via csa@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk) and she will link you up with other runners with a similar estimated finish time, and also provide fundraising  information and sponsor forms. Additionally if you would like people to train with, or even are wondering how to start training, Jo can point you in the direction of training programmes and other people to train with. We hope that lots of you will take up the challenge!!

For those of you who would rather just sponsor a runner, or make a donation, we plan to set up a JustGiving page to make donations easy. Information about the page will be circulated in September.

Fundraising via TheGivingMachine™

Thank you to everyone who is continuing to raise money for CSA whilst doing on-line shopping via http://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk . Just a quick reminder to everyone else to please consider using this facility if you buy anything on-line, even “big money items” such as insurance or holidays! Every purchase, however small, makes a contribution and the donation is “free”.

If you would like help accessing this “free” method of fundraising please contact csachair@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk

Open Committee Positions

The CSA is still looking for Committee members, as per the Head’s February newsletter. If you are able to help, whether or not you feel you have relevant experience, please contact csa@canonslade.bolton.sch.uk before 26th September.

Details of most of the above can be found in the Canon Slade Association section of the School website (located in the More Information tab at the top of the Home Page) in CSA News or by email at csa@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk.
We wish you a fun filled summer holiday and look forward to seeing you in September.

Canon Slade Applies For Funding To Build A Garden

 

Please Contribute to the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Scheme for CS

 

Canon Slade Assocation

A Chance To Win A Cash Prize For 10 Months Of The Year

As you may know CSA runs a 200 Club! If you joined the club in a previous year your re-enrollment would be greatly appreciated. If you would like further information

please read on….

For a one off payment of £15.00 for the year, you will be allocated one number between 1-200 (you can buy as many numbers as you like, even ask friends and family if they would like to join in) then each month between October and July all the numbers will be entered into a draw and 3 numbers will be picked out during a CSA meeting or other school event.
1st Prize £100.00/2nd Prize £30.00/3rd Prize £20.00

All the numbers go back into the draw ready for the following month, so if you are very lucky you could win up to 10 times during the school year! Winning numbers and names will be printed in the school newsletter and in the Canon Slade Association section (under the More Information tab) on the website http://www.canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk

We really hope you will join us. If you would like to take part, please complete the reply slip below and return to school for the attention of Mrs Cairns in the Library as soon as possible.

Please make cheques payable to Canon Slade Association or pay on-line using the school SCOPAY payment system. (If you pay on-line please complete one of these forms as well as there is additional information that is needed).

Sports Update

Rounders

Canon Slade entered the KS3 and KS4 rounders tournament for the first time this year. After weekly training working on tactics and set plays, the girls were ready to face other schools from Bolton. After winning every match in the section, we went through to the semi-finals vs Ladybridge. Confident fielding resulted in Ladybridge only scoring 27, and the girls went into bat and scored 42.

A final vs Turton was going to test our ability to keep calm under a very organised Turton team. Batting first Canon Slade scored 40 runs, Turton went into bat but Canon Slade were able to keep them at first base. A brilliant result of 40-31.

KS3 proved to be even more exciting, again the girls won their section and played Bolton School in the semi-final and with some excellent batting managed to score 65 runs. Bolton could not reply and with excellent fielding by Canon Slade only managed to score 33. The final vs St James was a completely different game, both teams batting and fielding well resulted in a tense finish with Canon Slade holding on to a 51-49 victory. Both teams are Town Champions. Congratulations!

Mrs Costello

Tennis

The Year 7/8 boys finished off a very impressive season in the Aegon Team Tennis National Competition. We reached the regional finals stage and faced a long, tough trip to Baines School in Poulton-Le-Fylde on a Friday evening. All of the boys were successful in winning their singles matches, then followed that by winning their doubles matches also! This meant that we have now reached the Division 2 National Finals stage! A fantastic achievement for the boys involved: Jack Butterworth, Ewan Findlow, Edward Udall and Edward Perris. The Finals take place next academic year, so we are hoping that the boys stay in good shape over summer and come back raring to go for the finals! Mr Roberts

Wimbledon

Our annual Wimbledon trip departed very early on Wednesday 5th July, as we headed for Court No.2 in the hope we would arrive to see our British hopeful, Heather Watson. Unfortunately the busy London traffic meant that we arrived outside the court just as Heather Watson won the match,

So we did not get to see it. However, we were able to see her in the flesh as she made her way out of the court in time for a few very up-close photographs! Up next for us to watch was big serving Jo Wilfried Tsonga! He finished off the match impressively in the glorious Wimbledon sunshine. We were fortune that another top seeded player, Marin Cilic, was also scheduled to follow Tsonga. Cilic saw himself win through to Round 3 with some unbelievably fast serving, as well as forehand shots
that brought shock to the faces of our students.

Following this match, we were informed by the umpire that an extra match would be scheduled to be held on our court – a quick check of our Wimbledon app saw us speculating that highly-ranked Petra Kvitova could appear on our court. This was confirmed by the umpire to the delight of the crowd. A really impressive 3-set match concluded in Kvitova being beaten by a fiery American player,

Madison Brengle. We were very fortunate to have tickets for No.2 court to see such high ranked players, in glorious weather!

Some of our students were also even more fortunate in trading in their tickets in the queue for Court No.1 and also Centre Court tickets. This meant they were able to see the likes of Venus Williams and Rafa Nadal – a once in a lifetime opportunity! With lots of photos being shared on the coach back to the hotel from the day’s play, it was time to feed those hungry stomachs with some Domino’s pizza – a perfect end to the day!

Day two saw us take a coach tour across London towards the impressive Olympic village site. We
were fortunate enough to gain access inside the vast aquatics centre, then we viewed the Olympic
Stadium before heading to the Westfield shopping complex for shopping and lunch! Students were
impeccably behaved and we have had some brilliant feedback from both students and parents.

Mr Roberts, Mrs Costello and Mr Stephenson

Cricket

Year 7/8 – Bolton Cup Semi Finalists and Lancashire Cup – Last 16
Year 9 – Bolton Cup Quarter Finalists and Lancashire Plate Semi Finalists

An enjoyable season despite some weather disruption. We were slightly disappointed to just miss out on two finals but this will hopefully spur us on to go further next year. We have some talent in Year 7 coming through and we look forward to seeing their potential in future competitions.

Special mention to some of our pupils who were successful in representing their local district teams this year – Jamie Begg (Blackburn), Oliver Corris (Bolton), George Jackson (Bolton), Mason Atherton McKenna (Bolton), Lewis King (Bolton).

Many thanks to all involved this year and also thank you to Tonge CC and Bradshaw CC for hosting
some of our matches.

Mr Robinson

Golf

It’s brilliant to see so many golfers here at Canon Slade and more pupils have started to look at
joining clubs which is also fantastic as it is a sport that is very enjoyable and one you can participate
in for many years to come.

Achievements this year –

The Lancashire Championship held at Lancaster GC:
Isaac Reece and Phil Edwards – Team Nett Prize 2nd
Phil Edwards – Individual Nett Prize 3rd
South Regional Championship held at Bolton Old Links:
Ben Quigley and Ryan Hamer – Team Nett Prize 2nd
Ryan Hamer – Individual Gross Prize 3rd
The Bolton Schools Championship held at Bolton GC:
Jonathan Wright, Daniel Grundy and Ben Quigley – Team Prize 2nd

Many thanks to all involved, get plenty of rounds in from now till next year to become more
consistent and lower your handicap.

Mr Robinson

Athletics

Another amazing summer for Canon Slade on the athletics front. We were the only school in the northwest to have all 4 teams qualify for the ESAA Track and Field Cup Northwest regional A Final.

All 4 of those teams performed very well at that regional final –

  • Junior Girls- 3rd Junior Boys- 3rd
  • Inter Girls- 2nd Inter Boys- 5th

Then came the Bolton Town Athletics championships which has a boys and a girls competition at every age group from year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and VI Form with a total of 12 competitions. Canon Slade did amazingly well winning all 12 competitions as a team and within that we had many individual town champions and lots more excellent performances. Ben To and Taiwo Taiwo both did amazingly well to qualify for the ESAA National Athletics Finals and both performed very well whilst there.

Mr Brookes

Sporting Achievements 2016-2017

  
FOOTBALLCROSS COUNTRY
Y7 -Town semifinalists, County & ESFA last 64Junior Girls - ESAA Cup Finals National 4th place
Y8 -Town Winners, Gtr. Manchester finalists, ESFW semi-finalists, B Team ESFA last ISJunior Boys- ESAA Cup Finals NW Region place
Inter-Girls - ESAA Cup Finals NW Region place
Y9 - Town Winners, Gtr. Manchester IS, ESFA last ISInter BWS - ESAA Cup Finals NW Region 7th place
YIO - Town semi-finalists, ESFA round 3Boys & Y7 Girls -Town Champions
Y11 - Town semi-finalists, Gtr. Manchester last IS, ESFA lastBoys & 8/9 Girls - Town Champions
U18 -County last 32, ESFA Quarter-finalistsYIO/II Boys- Town Runners up
GIRLS' FOOTBALLYIO/II Girls - Town Champions
KS3 - League WinnersSixth Form Boys & Girls - Town Champions
KS4 - League Winners
NETBALL
SWIMMING
Y7 -League Runners Up, Tournament Runners up
Junior Girls - Town Championships 2"' placeY8 - League Runners Up, Tournament 2"' in group
Junior Boys- Town Championships le place, RegionalY9 - League place, Tournament Semi-finalists
Winners, National Final 4th place- League 4th place, Tournament m*finalists
Inter-Girls - Town Championships 2nd place,- League Winners, Tournament Winners
Winners, National Final 7th place
Inter BWS - Town Championships 2"' placeHOCKEY
Senior Girls- Town Championships le place
Mixed -Sutton Cup le placeY7 - League winners, Tournament Champions
Y8 - League 4th place, Tournament Semi finalists
BASKETBALLY9 -League winners, Tournament Runners Up
KS4- League 2"' place, Tournament finalists
U12's - Bolton ChampionsTeam -Championship (Lancaster) 2"' prize
England Regional Heat WinnersIndividual -Championship (Lancaster) prize
U14's - Bolton Champions
7th Place Gtr. Manchester competitionCHEERLEADING
UIS's - Bolton Champions
4th Place Gtr. Manchester competitionBolton Cheer Competition triple Winners: Level 1, Spirit
Award and Highest Basket
RUGBYUK CA National finalists
U14' s - Lancashire Trophy Quarter-finalistsTENNIS
UIS's - Lancashire Trophy Semi-finalists
UIS's - Lancashire Plate Quarter-finalistsU 13 Boys - Aegon National Team group Winners, Regional finalists,
GYMNASTICSGtr Manchester Games qualifiers
U15 Boys - Aegon National Team group Winners,Regional finalists
Beginner's team- BSGC overall winners
Beginner's individuals- BSGC 1st, 2nd & 3rd placeSenior Boys - National Se m*finalists
Advanced team- BSGC2 2nd place Senior Mixed - National Finalists in group)
BADMINTON
A Team - Schools' League Runners Up
B Team -Schools' League place
U14 Boys - County Finalists
U15 G iris - County Finalists
U15 Boys - County Finalists
ATHLETICS (2017 only)
Y7 Girls - Sports Hall regional final 3rd place, Gtr Manchester Indoor 5th place
Y7 Boys - Sports Hall regional final 2nd place, Gtr Manchester Indoor7th place
Y8 Girls - Sports Hall regional final 2nd - place, Y8/9Gtr Manchester Indoor 4th place
Y8 Boys - Sports Hall regional final 1st place, Y8/9Gtr Manchester Indoor 4th place
Junior Girls - ESSA 'A' Regional final 2nd place; Junior Boys - ESSA 'A' final place
Inter Girls- ESSA 'A' Regional final 2nd place; Inter Boys -ESSA 'A' final 6th place
Y11 Girls & Boys - Town Charm ions
Sixth Form Girls & Boy Town Champions

HOLIDAYS 2017/2018

AUTUMN TERM

Staff Day:                             Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Term Begins:                      Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Half Term:                           Monday, 23 October to Friday, 27 October 2017

Term Ends:                         Wednesday, 20 December 2017 (Carol Services)

SPRING TERM

Term Begins:                      Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Half Term:                           Monday, 19 February to Friday, 23 February 2018

Term Ends:                         Thursday, 29 March 2018

SUMMER TERM

Term Begins:                      Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Bank Holiday:                     Monday, 7 May 2018

Founder’s Day:                  Friday, 11 May 2018

Half Term:                           Monday, 28 May to Friday, 1 June 2018

Term Ends:                         Friday, 20 July 2018

 

Diary Dates for new year

Tuesday 5th September                 Staff Day

Wednesday 6th September          First day of term for students

Friday, 29th September                  Year 7 Communion Service

Monday 16th October                     Year 11 Work Experience week

Monday 23rd October                     Half term holiday week

Wednesday 20th December         Carol Services day and end of Autumn Term


HOLIDAYS 2018/2019

 

AUTUMN TERM

Staff Day:                             Monday, 3 September 2018

Term Begins:                      Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Half Term:                           Monday, 22 October to Friday, 26 October 2018

Term Ends:                         Thursday, 20 December 2018 (Carol Services)

 

SPRING TERM

Term Begins:                      Monday, 7 January 2019

Half Term:                           Monday, 18 February to Friday, 22 February 2019

Term Ends:                         Friday, 5 April 2019

 

SUMMER TERM

Term Begins:                      Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Bank Holiday:                     Monday, 6 May 2019

Founder’s Day:                  Friday, 10 May 2019

Half Term:                           Monday, 27 May to Friday, 31 May 2019

Term Ends:                         Friday, 19 July 2019