Term Dates

Term dates for the 2018/19 academic year and provisonal term dates for the 2019/20 academic year.

Summer Term 2019
Term starts                               
Wednesday 24 April (boarders arrive Tuesday 23 April)
1st Exeat
Friday 10 May (13:30) to Sunday 12 May (21:00)
Speech Day Saturday 25 May (09:45)
Half Term
Saturday 25 May (16:00) to Sunday 02 June (21:00)
Leavers Service and Ball Friday 21 June (17:00)
2nd Exeat  Friday 21 June (13:30) to Sunday 23 June (21:00)
Term ends
Thursday 04 July (11:00)
Autumn Term 2019
New international pupils arrive Monday 02 September
New pupils and boarders arrive Tuesday 03 September
Term starts Wednesday 04 September
1st Exeat Friday 27 September (13:30) to Sunday 29 September (21:00)
Singing and Speaking competition Saturday 19 October (19:00)
Half Term Sunday 20 October (09:00) to Sunday 03 November (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 22 November (13:30) to Sunday 24 November (21:00)
Term ends Friday 13 December (13:00)
Easter Term 2020 (provisional)
Term starts                                       Tuesday 07 January (boarders arrive Monday 06 January)
1st Exeat Friday 24 January (13:30) to Sunday 26 January (21:00)
Half Term Friday 14 February (13:30) to Sunday 23 February (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 13 March (13:30) to Sunday 15 March (21:00)
Spring Concert Thursday 26 March (19:00)
Term ends Friday 27 March (13:00)
Summer Term 2020 (provisional)
Term starts                               
Tuesday 21 April (boarders arrive Monday 20 April)
1st Exeat
Friday 08 May (13:30) to Sunday 10 May (21:00)
Speech Day Saturday 23 May (09:45)
Half Term
Saturday 23 May (16:00) to Sunday 31 May (21:00)
Leavers Service and Ball Friday 19 June (17:00)
2nd Exeat  Friday 19 June (13:30) to Sunday 21 June (21:00)
Term ends
Thursday 02 July (11:00)

We would ask all parents for their co-operation in ensuring that travel arrangements and family holiday plans do not encroach on teaching or activity time. Any request for arrival/departure at times other than those stated above should be made directly to Neil Gemmell, School Master.


On return from Exeats and holidays the boarding Houses are open from 17:00 onwards. Should you wish to bring your sons or daughters back earlier than this time, please would you contact his or her Housemaster or Housemistress to discuss individual arrangements.


Boarders in Year 7 and Year 8 must return to Catteral for 20:00 at the end of each Exeat or holiday. Pupils in Years 9 and above must return in time for 2100 at the latest.


Please note:

  • Exeats will begin on Fridays at 13:30.
  • Parents’ Conferences will be scheduled to start at 13:30 and will be held in The Pavilion unless otherwise stated.
  • Parents and guardians are warmly invited to all events listed above. Those attending the Singing & Speaking Competition and the Spring Concert may take their sons and daughters home after these events.
  • The summer half term commences with Speech Day, the highlight of the school’s year. As well as Prize Giving in the morning all pupils are involved in exhibitions and events throughout the afternoon. All parents and guardians are invited to attend.
  • Please note that due to limited space in Chapel, the Carol Service is open to parents of Year 7 and U6th form pupils only.
  • The 2nd Exeat of the Summer term may begin at 17:00 for some pupils, particularly those in Y11, L6th or U6th, depending on their public examination timetables.