School calendar

See below for school events.  Please use the menu on the left to see the school day times,  holidays and visits.

Key

DAY TIME EVENTS / TRIPS / VISITS
EVENING EVENTS
EXAMS / TESTS / CONTROLLED ASSESSMENTS 

September 2016

WEEK A
Thurs 1
Years 7 to 11 and 13 return to school
|Fri 2 Year 12 return to school
WEEK B
Mon 5
Year 7 baseline testing Assessment Point 1 for all subjects all week
Year 9 KS4 benchmark testing Assessment Point 1 all week
4pm: Year 11 V.cert perf skills deadline for final submission of Unit 1 written portfolio
Tues 6 6pm: Governors’ Coordinating Meeting
Thurs 8 Year 11 Parents’ Evening (intervention only)
WEEK A
Mon 12
 Year 12 Motorwise trip
Tue 13 Year 6 Coffee Morning
4.30pm: Dance trip to Sadlers Wells
Year 11 V.cert perf skills Unit 1 coursework clinic
6pm: Governors’ Premises Meeting
Thur 15 Year 6 Coffee Morning
WEEK B
Mon 19
Tues 20 Year 11 V.cert perf skills Unit 1 coursework clinic
PE Colours’ Evening
Wed 21 Year 6 Coffee Morning
PE Colours’ Evening
Thur 22 Year 12 Welcome Evening for parents and students
Fri 23 Year 6 Coffee Morning
WEEK A
Mon 26
 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Tues 27 Year 11 V.cert perf skills Unit 1 coursework clinic
6pm: Governors’ Staffing Meeting
Fri 30 Year 12 Art trip to the National Gallery, London
Jack Petchey Awards’ Ceremony – Foakes Hall

October 2016

Sat 1 OPEN MORNING
WEEK B
Mon 3
Year 11 Exams – all subjects until 14th
Tues 4 Year 6 Coffee Morning
6pm: Governors’ Parents’ Forum Meeting
Wed 5 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Thurs 6 Year 12 & 13 Settling In Evening
Fri 7 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 11 Post 16 talks – assembly and into Period 1
WEEK A
Mon 10
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Tues 11 6pm: Governors’ Student Wellbeing Meeting
Year 9 Settling In Evening
Wed 12 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Thur 13 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 12 Geography field trip to Walton-on-Naze
5-9pm: Uttlesford Careers Fair at Saffron Hall
Fri 14 Year 11 Post 16 talks – assembly and Period 1
Autumn lunchtime Music concert
4pm: Year 11 Drama Unit 1 coursework and Year 10 brief 3 Media deadline

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 15 October to Sunday 30 October 2016 inclusive

October 2016

WEEK B
Mon 31
         Year 10 Assessment Point 1 until 4th November                                                                                         

November 2016

Tues 1 6pm: Governors’ Training
Thurs 3 Year 7 Settling In Evening
Fri 4 School UCAS deadline
WEEK A
Mon 7
Year 8 Assessment Point 1 until 11th November
Tues 8 Year 12 & 13 Travel & Tourism trip to Radisson Blu Hotel
6pm: Governors’ Achievement & Curriculum Meeting
Wed 9 Year 12 Vocational tour of Coca Cola factory and seminar – am
Sixth Form Open Evening
Thurs 10 Year 12 & 13 English trip to the Imperial College
Fri 11 Year 11 History visit to Germany until 13th November
WEEK B
Mon 14
Year 7 & 8 E-safety training
Year 9 Assessment Point 2 until 18th November
Tues 15 Year 9 & 10 E-safety training
Wed 16 Year 11, 12 & 13 E-safety training
E-safety training for parents
WEEK A
Mon 21
A Level Sociology Conference
Tues 22 6pm: Governors’ Audit Meeting
Thur 24 Travel & Tourism trip to Freeport, Braintree
WEEK B
Mon 28
4pm: Year 10 V.cert perf skills and Year 11 Unit 4 submission of written portfolio (mock)
Tues 29 Year 11 Art Mock Exam (5 hours)
6pm: Governors’ Finance & Resources Meeting
Wed 30 Year 11 Art Mock Exam (5 hours)

December 2016

WEEK A
Mon 5
Year 12 & 13 Drama trip to Stratford-upon-Avon
Tues 6 3.30pm: Year 13 Tech for Year 13 final exam
Wed 7 6pm: Year 13 Final Performance Exam to friends and family
Thurs 8 Year 11 Parents’ Evening – POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRICITY BLACKOUT
WEEK B
Mon 12
Deadline for Sixth Form applications
Year 12 AS module exams all week
Year 13 A2 module exams all week
Tues 13 Year 7 Christmas Carol Service at St Mary’s Church – Period 5
6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
Wed 14 Year 9 & 10 Employment & Enterprise trip to ARU
Thurs 15 Christmas Music Concert
 Fri 16 Year 9 to 11 Media trip to The Guardian newspaper and Shrek Adventure
WEEK A
Mon 19
Year 11 Mock Catering Mock Practical Exam
Tues 20 Raising Academic Achievement Project trip to London

Christmas Holiday:  Wednesday 21 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive

January 2017

WEEK A
Mon 2
BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 3 6pm: Governors’ Coordinating Meeting
Wed 4
Thur 5 Year 11 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
Fri 6 Year 12 BTEC Sport trip to Lee Valley Velodrome
Sat 7 Techies in
Sat 8 Tech rehearsal (everyone)
WEEK B
Mon 9
3.30pm: Whole school production dress rehearsal
Year 7 Assessment Point 2 – all week
Tues 10 2pm: Whole school production to Year 6
6pm: Governors’ Premises Meeting
Wed 11 7pm: Whole school production
Thurs 12 7pm: Whole school production
Fri 13 7pm: Whole school production
Sat 14 Techies return
Sun 15 UCAS deadline
WEEK A
Mon 16
Year 10 Assessment Point 2 – all week
Year 11 Catering Practical Exam
Sixth Form Guidance discussions until 27th
Tues 17 Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Wells)
6pm: Governors’ Annual Audit Meeting
Wed 18 Year 11 Catering Practical Exam
WEEK B
Mon 23
Sixth Form Guidance discussions until 27th
Tues 24 Year 11, 12 & 13 Drama & Media coursework clinic
6pm: Governors’ Staffing Meeting
Fri 27 Year 11 Catering Final Hand In
Thurs 26 Year 12 Vocational market research at Bluewater Shopping Centre
Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
WEEK A
Mon 30
Year 11 exams Assessment Point 2 until 9th
Year 8 Assessment Point 2 – all week

February 2017

Thur 2 G&T Dance students visit to the Laban Centre, London
WEEK B
Mon 6
Year 11 Exams Assessment Point 2 until 9th February
Year 10 and Year 11 Unit 2 V.cert Perf skills prepare and perform until 28th April
Tues 7 Year 11, 12 & 13 Drama & Media coursework clinic
6pm: Governors’ Student Wellbeing Meeting
Wed 8 Year 10 English trip to Poetry Live
 Thurs 9 Spring term Lunchtime Music Concert
Year 12 & 13 Parents’ Evening
Fri 10 Non Student Day

Half Term Holiday: Saturday 11 February to Sunday 19 February 2017 inclusive

February 2017

WEEK A
Mon 20
Tues 21 Year 11, 12 & 13 Drama & Media Coursework Clinic
6pm: Governors’ Achievement & Curriculum Meeting
Wed 22 Year 9 to 13 Drama trip to watch An Inspector Calls at The Playhouse Theatre, London
WEEK B
Mon 27
Year 9 Assessment Point 3 – all week
Tues 28 Governors’ Parents Forum

March 2017

Thurs 2 Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge (selected Year 10 students)
WEEK A
Mon 6
Tues 7 Year 10 Parents’ Evening
6pm: Governors’ Audit Meeting
5pm: Ultimate deadline for Year 11, 12 & 13 Drama & Media
Thurs 9 Music Concert
Fri 10 Year 7 to 13 Dance trip to Move It Dance Event
WEEK B
Mon 13
Tues 14 9 x Year 7 students visit to meet nominated authors for the Essex Book Awards at KEGS
Choreographic Competition
6pm: Full Governors’ Finance & Resources Meeting
Wed 15 Choreographic Competition
Thurs 16 Choreographic Competition
WEEK A
Mon 20
Year 12 & 13 module exams all week
Tues 21 Year 8 Options Evening
Governors’ Training
Thurs 23 UCAS Presentation to Parents Evening
Sat 25 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Training Day
WEEK B
Mon 27
Year 12 & 13 module exams all week
Tues 28 6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
Thurs 30 Year 13 English trip to see a performance of Othello
Year 12 Geography trip to Stratford

Year 11 Parents’ Evening (intervention only)
Fri 31 Ski trip to Austria departs until 8th April

Easter Holiday: Saturday 1 April to Monday 17 April 2017 inclusive

April 2017

WEEK A
Mon 17
BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 18 Year 7 Assessment Point 3 – all week
Year 10 & Year 11 Unit 2 V.cert perf skills coursework clinic
6pm: Governors’ Coordinating Meeting
Thurs 20 Year 10 & Year 11 Unit 2 V.cert perf skills coursework clinic
Sat 22 Bronze DofE Practice Walk
WEEK B
Mon 24
Year 10 end of year exams (all subjects) until 5th May
3.30pm: Tech Lower School Creative Arts Showcase
Tues 25 6pm: Lower School Creative Arts Showcase
6pm: Governors’ Premises Meeting

May 2017

WEEK A
Mon 1
BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 2 Year 10 end of year exams (all subjects) until 5th May
6pm: Governors’ Staffing Meeting
Sat 6 Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award Practice Weekend
Sun 7 Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award Practice Weekend
WEEK B
Mon 8
3.30pm: Year 11 Tech rehearsal for exam
Tues 9 5pm: Year 11 Final Performance to Friends and Family
Wed 10 Year 11 exam performance to visiting examiner
Thurs 11 Year 12 last day in school for A Level students only
Fri 12 Year 13 Leavers’ Day
WEEK A
Mon 15
GCSE/AS/A2 Examinations commence
Tues 16 GCSE Biology Exam
6pm: Governors’ Student Wellbeing Meeting
Wed 17 GCSE RE Exam
Thurs 18 GCSE Chemistry Exam
WEEK B
Mon 22
Tues 23 GCSE RE Exam
6pm: Governors’ Parents’ Forum
Wed 24 GCSE Physics Exam
Thurs 25
GCSE Maths – paper 1 exam
Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Fri 26 Summer Lunchtime Music Concert
Year 9 & 10 MFL trip to Paris

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June 2017 inclusive

June 2017

WEEK A
Mon 5
Year 8 testing (English/Maths & Science only)
Tues 6 GCSE English Exam
6pm: Governors’ Achievement & Curriculum Meeting
Thurs 8 Year 10 Drama & Media coursework clinic
GCSE Maths – paper 2 exam
Sat 10 Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Assessment Weekend
Sun 11 Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Assessment Weekend
WEEK B
Mon 12
Tues 13 GCSE Maths – paper 3 exam
Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
6pm: Governors’ Audit Meeting
Thurs 15 Year 10 Occupational Talks – Periods 1 & 2
Year 10 Drama and Media coursework clinic
Year 8 Awards’ Evening
Fri 16 Year 10 Vocational trip to Cadbury’s World, Alton Towers and Elstree Press
Sat 17 Year 10 Vocational trip to Cadbury’s World, Alton Towers and Elstree Press
WEEK A
Mon 19
Year 9 end of year exams (all subjects) – until 30th June
Tues 20 Year 6 Parents’ Evening
6pm: Governors’ Training
Wed 21 Year 12 Higher Education Super Fair – Anglia Ruskin – Cambridge Campus
Thur 22 Year 10 Drama and Media Coursework Clinic
Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Wells)
Fri 23 Year 8 Battlefield trip to Ypres (dates tbc)
Sat 24 Year 8 Battlefield trip to Ypres (dates tbc)
Sun 25 Year 8 Battlefield trip to Ypres (dates tbc)
WEEK B
Mon 26
Year 9 end of year exams until 30th June
Year 12 A Level students’ introduction to Year 13 studies
Tues 27 Year 7 Awards’ Evening
6pm: Governors’ Finance & Resources Meeting
Wed 28 Year 6 Induction Day
Final GCSE Exam
Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Practice Expedition
Thurs 29 Year 6 Induction Day
Final GCE Exam
Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Practice Expedition
Year 10 Drama and Media coursework clinic
Year 10 Parents’ Evening (coursework concerns only)
Fri 30 Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Practice Expedition

July 2017

WEEK A
Mon 3
3.30pm: Year 10 Tech final performance to friends and family 
Tues 4 Year 6 Numeracy Day
5pm: Year 10 final performance to friends and familty
6pm: Governors’ Finance Budget Meeting
Wed 5 Year 6 Literacy Day
Summer Music Concert
Thurs 6 Year 5 Induction Day
Year 11 Prom
Fri 8 Year 5 Induction Day
WEEK B
Mon 10
Year 12 A Level & BTEC Studies Work Experience until 21 July
Tues 11 Sixth Form Induction Day
Year 5 Parents’ Evening
Full Governing Body Meeting
Wed 12

Sixth Form Induction Day

Year 10 Awards’ Evening

Thurs 13 Year 9 Awards’ Evening
WEEK A
Mon 17
SPORTS DAY
Year 12 A Level & BTEC Studies Work Experience until 21 July
Year 12 Mock performance to friends and family
Tues 18 Enrichment Day 1
Year 12 Mock performance to friends and family
Wed 19 Enrichment Day 2
Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment
Thurs 21 REWARDS TRIPS
Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment
Fri 22 Sports Day (reserve)
Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment
Last day of term

NOTES

A LEVEL RESULTS:           Thursday 17th August 2017
GCSE RESULTS :               Thursday 24th August 2017