Term dates

Term dates for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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Autumn term 2021
Welcome Camp Friday 27 August to Monday 6 September
New international pupils arrive Sunday 5 September
New pupils and boarders arrive Monday 6 September
Term starts Tuesday 7 September
1st Exeat Friday 24 September (13:30) to Sunday 26 September (21:00)
Singing and Speaking competition Friday 15 October (19:00)
Half Term Saturday 16 October (09:00) to Sunday 31 October (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 19 November (13:30) to Sunday 21 November (21:00)
Term ends Friday 10 December (13:00)
Spring term 2022
Term starts Wednesday 5 January (boarders arrive Tuesday 4 January)
1st Exeat Friday 21 January (13:30) to Sunday 23 January (21:00)
Half Term Friday 11 February (13:30) to Sunday 20 February (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 11 March (13:30) to Sunday 13 March (21:00)
Spring Concert Thursday 24 March (19:00)
Term ends Friday 25 March (13:00)
Summer term 2022
Term starts Wednesday 20 April (boarders arrive Tuesday 19 April)
1st Exeat Friday 6 May (13:30) to Sunday 8 May (21:00)
Speech Day Saturday 28 May (9:45)
Half Term Saturday 28 May (16:00) to Sunday 5 June (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 17 June (13:30) to Sunday 19 June (21:00)
Leavers' Service & Ball Friday 17 June (17:00)
Term ends Friday 1 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 may take their sons and daughters home after this event.
  • 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.