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

Staff Training Days: Thursday 30th and Friday 31st August 2018

September 2018

WEEK A
Mon 3
All students return to school
Tues 4 Whole school student photographs
6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
WEEK B Mon 10 Year 7 Roald Dahl Week
Tues 11 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Wed 12 Year 8 HPV 1 Vaccinations
Thurs 13 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 10 World Challenge Assembly
Period 3 – World Challenge launch meeting for Year 12
9.15am – Children’s Society Coffee Morning
Year 13 Travel & Tourism trip to Buckingham Palace
WEEK A
Mon 17
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Sixth Form Welcome Evening for Year 12 tutors, parents and students
Tues 18 6pm: Governors’ Strategy Group
7.30pm: Jack Petchey Awards’ Evening at Foakes Hall
Wed 19 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Drama trip to The Globe Theatre, London
PE Colours’ Evening
Thurs 20 Year 12 & 13 AIM Apprenticeship Assembly
6pm – World Challenge Parents’ Meeting
WEEK B
Mon 24
 
Tues 25 Sixth Form Football Academy Launch Evening and Taster Session
Yr 13 Geography data collection, Beaulieu Park and Bond Street, Chelmsford
Wed 26 Year 9 DofE Assembly
Year 10 Parents’ Intervention Evening (invites only)
Thurs 27 Year 12 National Careers Service virtual lesson – Post 18 options
Year 13 English trip to The Globe Theatre to see ‘Othello’
Sat 29 OPEN MORNING

October 2018

WEEK A
Mon 1
Year 11 Business VCERT Unit 2 Exam
Tues 2 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Thurs 4 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 13 Group 1 VC Skills AIM Apprenticeship – LZ
Year 13 T&T trip to Hatfield Forest
WEEK B
Mon 8
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Tues 9 6pm: Governors’ Standards & Education Meeting
Wed 10 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Uttlesford Careers Fair – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Thur 11 Year 12 & 13 Settling In Evening
WEEK A
Mon 15
Year 10 Assessment Point 1 – all subjects until 19th
Tues 16 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Yr 9,10,12&13 Art trip to Tate Britain
Lunchtime Music Concert
Wed 17 Yr 11 Chemistry interactive presentations, Tilbury Cruise, Essex
Year 9 Settling In Evening
Thurs 18 Year 6 Coffee Morning

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 20 October to Sunday 4 November 2018 inclusive

November 2018

WEEK B
Mon 5
Year 11 Mock Exams until 9th
3.30pm – 6.30pm – Year 13 Comp 1 – Tech
Tues 6 Commemoration of the end of World War I in the Learning Zone
6pm: Governors’ Training
6pm: Year 13 Comp 1 Final performance – D04
6pm: DofE Parents’ Information Evening – Main Hall
Wed 7 Yr 12&13 Geography case study workshops, Emmanuel Centre, london
Thurs 8 9.30am Essex Book Award Launch in the Learning Zone (Yrs 7 & 8 G&T)
Year 7 Settling In Evening
Fri 9 School’s UCAS deadline date
Yr 13 English trip to Krakow, Poland until Sun 11th
Yr 12 Travel & Tourism visit to the Aerozone, Stansted Airport
Sat 10 Bronze DofE Navigational Walk, Great Easton
WEEK A
Mon 12
Tues 13 Sixth Form Open Evening
Thurs 15 Yrs 9,10,11,12 & 13 English trip to watch England vs. USA International football match, Wembley Stadium
WEEK B
Mon 19
Year 9 Assessment Point 1 – all subjects until 23rd
Tues 20 6pm: Governors’ Audit Meeting
Wed 21 Yr 12 & 13 Sociology conference on Crime & Deviance, Chelmsford Cathedral
WEEK A
Mon 26
Year 8 Assessment Point 1 – all subjects until 30th
Year 11 MFL Orals – all week
KS5 PE theoretical knowledge and practicals at Little Canfield
Tues 27 6pm: Governors’ Resources and Staffing Meeting
Wed 28 Year 12 Parents’ Evening

December 2018

WEEK B
Mon 3
Tues 4 Year 12 T&T customer service trip to The Radisson Blu
7pm: Presentation of Certificates Evening
Thurs 6 Christmas Music Concert
WEEK A
Mon 10
Year 12 & 13 Sociology conference on Sociology in Action, London
Tues 11 6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
Fri 14 Sixth Form application deadline 2019 entry
Yr 9 to 13 Media trip to Madame Tussaudes and BBFC
WEEK B
Mon 17
Year 7 Carol Service at Dunmow St Mary’s Church
Tues 18 KS5 PE visit to University of Essex
5pm: Year 11 Comp 1 Final Performance
Wed 19 Early school closure at 12.45pm

Christmas Holiday:  Thursday 20 December 2018 to Thursday 3 January 2019
Staff Training Day: Friday 4 January 2019

January 2019

WEEK A
Mon 7
3.30pm – 6.30pm: Lower School Drama Club Production – Tech
Tues 8 6pm: Governors’ Annual General Meeting
6pm: Lower School Drama Club Production Performance
Wed 9 Year 11 Parents’ Evening
WEEK B
Mon 14
Year 7 Assessment Point 1 – all subjects until 18th
Year 13 A2 Mock Exams until 25th
Level 3 Finance Unit 1 & 3 exam
Tues 15 UCAS deadline
6pm: Governors’ Strategy Meeting
Fri 18 Year 10 & 11 History trip to Berlin until 20th
WEEK A
Mon 21
Year 13 Study Leave until 25th – Mock Exams
Year 13 A2 Mock Exams until 25th
Level 3 Finance written exam
Year 11 Mock Exams until 8th February
Year 10 Assessment Point 2 tests – all subjects until 25th
Year 11 Food Practical Exam – date tbc

Tues 22 Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
WEEK B
Mon 28
Year 11 Mock Exams – all subjects until 8th Feb
Tues 29 6pm: Governors’ Training
Thurs 31 Year 10 English trip to Poetry Live!
Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Wells)

February 2019

Fri 1
Year 10 & 11 Spanish GCSE revision day, London
WEEK A
Mon 4
Year 11 Mock Exams – all subjects until 8th Feb
Year 8 Assessment Point 2 – all subjects until 8th
Year 11 VCERT Performance Skills ‘Prepare and Perform (Externally assessed exam) until 28th April
Tues 5 3.30pm: Year 11 & 13 Media and Drama coursework clinic
Thur 7 Yrs 7 to 12 Dance trip to Laban Centre, London
Sat 9 Year 11 History trip to Berlin until 11th February
WEEK B
Mon 11
Year 11 Mock Exams – all subjects until 16th
Sixth Form Guidance Discussions until 8th March
Tues 12 3.30pm: Year 11 & 13 Media and Drama coursework clinic
6pm: Governors’ Standards & Education Meeting
 Fri 15 Spring term Lunchtime Music Concert
Yr 9,10,11,12 & 13 Drama trip to Royal Theatre, Stratford

Half Term Holiday: Saturday 16 February to Sunday 24 February 2019 inclusive

February 2019

WEEK A
Mon 25
Tues 26 Year 9 Boys’ DTP & Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations
3.30pm: Year 11 & 13 Media and Drama coursework clinic
6pm: Governors’ Audit
Year 6 & 7 Speech Competition

March 2019

Fri 1 World Book Day and Year 8 Harry Potter Event in the Learning Zone
Year 10 educational Science trip to London
WEEK B
Mon 4
National Careers Week Assembly
Tues 5 National Careers Week Assembly
Choreographic dress/tech rehearsal
Wed 6 Year 9 Girls DTP & Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations
Choreographic Competition
Thurs 7 National Careers Week Assembly
Choreographic Competition
Year 12 Geography trip to EWT, Walton
Fri 8 National Careers Week Assembly
Science Week (from 8th to 17th)
Choreographic Showcase
WEEK A 
Mon 11
Year 9 Assessment Point 2 – all subjects until 15th
Tues 12 6pm: Governors’ Resources & Staffing
Spring Music Concert
Wed 13 National Careers Week Assembly
Revision Fair – Year 11 Parents
Fri 15 Year 11 Dance Exam
WEEK B
Mon 18

3.30pm-6.30pm: Year 13 Comp 2 – Tech
Tues 19 6pm: Year 13 Comp 2 – Final Performance
6pm: DofE Parents’ Information Evening – Main Hall
Wed 20 Year 13 Parents’ Evening
Thurs 21 Year 8 Options Assembly
Fri 22 Year 11 Dance Exam
3.30pm-6.30pm: School Production Auditions
WEEK A
Mon 25
Year 10 end of year exams – all subjects until 5th
3.30pm-6.30pm: Year 11 Comp 2 – Tech
Tues 26 6pm: Year 8 Options Evening
6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
Fri 29 3.30-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal (read through)

April 2019

WEEK B
Mon 1
 Year 10 End of Year Exams – all subjects until 5th
Thurs 4 Year 11 Parents’ Intervention Evening
Fri 5 Year 11 English Lit Exam
Year 13 Employment & Enterprise revision seminar, Westfield, Stratford
3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 2 (Unit 1)

Easter Holiday: Saturday 6 April to Monday 22 April 2019 inclusive

 

April 2019

WEEK A
Mon 22
BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 23 Year 7 Assessment Point 2 Tests – all subjects until 26th
6pm: Governors’ Strategy Group
Fri 26 Yr 12 & 13 Geog grade booster workshop, Vue Cinema, Stratford
3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 3 (Unit 2)
Sat 27 Bronze DofE Practice Expedition – Skreens Park
Sun 28 Bronze DofE Practice Expedition – Skreens Park
WEEK B
Mon 29
Year 8 Girls HPV2 Vaccinations

May 2019

Fri 3 3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 4 (Unit 3)
Sat 4 Year 11 English Pre-Exam Session
WEEK A
Mon 6
BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 7 MFL GCSE Orals until 10th
6pm: Governors’ Training

Wed 8 Year 10 Parents’ Evening
Fri 10 Level 2 Finance Exam
3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 5 (Unit 4)
Year 9 History trip to Belgium and France until 11th
WEEK B
Mon 13
External Exam season begins
Tues 14 6pm: Governors’ Standards and Education Meeting
Fri 17 Year 13 Study Leave begins
3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 65 (Unit 1)
Sat 18 9am-12noon: Year 11 GCSE English Pre-Exam Session
WEEK A
Mon 20
Year 9 Geography data collection, Walton and Clacton
Thurs  23 WEEK A
Year 9 Geography data collection, Walton and Clacton
Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Fri 24 Lunchtime Music Concert
Yr 12 Travel & Tourism visit to Freeport, Braintree

3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 7 (Unit 2)

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June 2019 inclusive
Mon 27 May to Fri 31 May 2019 – Spanish trip to Salamanca, Spain

June 2019

WEEK B Mon 3 Year 8 testing (English/Maths & Science  and Options baseline testing – all week
Tues 4 6pm: Governors’ Audit Meeting
Thurs 6 Year 9 RPL trip to Rome (until 8th)
Fri 7 3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 9 (Unit 4)
Sat 8 Bronze DofE Assessment Expedition, Thetford Forest
Sat 9 Bronze DofE Assessment Expedition, Thetford Forest
WEEK A
Mon 10
Year 12 Study leave until 11th – Mock Exams
Wed 12 Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
Thurs 13 Year 10 Occupational Talks – Periods 1 & 2
Fri 14 Yr 8 & 9 MFL trip to Paris until Mon 17th June
3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 10 (Act 1)
WEEK B
Mon 17
Year 9 end of year exams (all subjects) – until 28th (in classrooms)
Year 10 Geography data collection – Dunmow High Street
Yr 8 to 10 MFL trip to Paris until 18th
Tues 18 6pm: Governors’ Resources and Staffing Meeting
Wed 19 Year 6 Transition Evening
Thur 20 Last GCSE Exam
Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Wells)
Fri 21 3.30pm-5.00pm: School Production Rehearsal 11 (Act 2)
Sat 22 10am-4pm: School Production – Techies in
Sun 23 10am – 4pm: Tech rehearsal
WEEK A
Mon 24
3.30pm-6.00pm: School Production Dress Rehearsal
Tues 25 2pm: School Production to Year 6
Last GCE Exam

6pm: Governors’ Resources (budget)Meeting  if required
Wed 26 Silver DofE Practice Expedition, New Forest until Fri 28th June
Thurs 27 Year 6 Induction Day
7pm: School Production
Fri 28 Year 6 Induction Day
7pm: School Production

July 2019

WEEK B
Mon 1
Year 10 Drama Comp 1 – Tech
Year 12 end of year exams – all subjects until 12th
Tues 2 5pm: Year 10 Comp 1 – Final performance
6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
Wed 3 Year 10 Parents’ Intervention Evening
Thurs 4 Year 5 Taster Day
Year 11 Prom
Fri 5 Year 5 Taster Day
WEEK A
Mon 8
Year 12 end of year exams – all subjects until 12th
Tues 9 Sixth Form Football Academy Induction
Year 7 Awards’ Evening
Wed 10 Silver DofE Assessment Expedition, White Peak around Bakewell until Fri 12th
Summer Music Concert
Thurs 12 Year 8 Awards’ Evenin
Fri 13 Year 11 Residential Football Tournament, Gothenburg, Sweden until 20th July
WEEK B
Mon 15
SPORTS DAY
Tues 16 Year 9 Awards’ Evening
Wed 17 Year 10 Awards’ Evening
Thurs 18 Sixth Form Induction Day
WEEK A
Mon 22
Tues 23 REWARDS TRIPS
Wed 24 Early School Closure: 12.45pm

Summer holiday begins: Thursday 25 July 2019
21 July to 1 August 2019 –  Yr 10 & 11 Rugby & Netball Tour, South Africa
End Aug (dates tbc) Gold DofE Practice/Assessment Expedition, Dark Peak

NOTES

A LEVEL RESULTS:           Thursday 15th August 2019
GCSE RESULTS :               Thursday 22nd August 2019