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 2017

WEEK A  Mon 4 All students return to school
Tues 5 6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
WEEK B Mon 11 Year 7 baseline Assessment Point 1 for all subjects all week
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 8 Girls’ HPV 1 Vaccinations
Year 7 Roald Dahl Week
Wed 13 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Thur 14 Year 11 Parents’ Intervention Evening
Fri 15 Year 6 Coffee Morning
WEEK A Mon 18 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Tues 19 6pm: Governors’ Strategy Group
Thur 21 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Sixth Form Welcome Evening for Year 12 tutors, parents and students
WEEK B Mon 25  
Tues 26 Jack Petchey Achievement Awards Presentation Evening – Foakes Hall
Wed 27 Year 10 Parents’ Intervention Evening
Thur 28
Sixth Form Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge Launch
Sat 30 OPEN MORNING

October 2017

WEEK A Mon 2 Year 13 A Level Drama Tech Component 1
Tues 3 Year 13 A Level Drama Performance Evening Component 1
Wed 4 Year 6 Coffee Morning
PE Colours’ Evening
Fri 6 Year 6 Coffee Morning
WEEK B Mon 9 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 11 First set of exams until 20th October – all subjects
Tues 10 Year 6 Coffee Morning
6pm: Governors’ Standards & Education Meeting
Wed 11 Apprenticeship Event at Saffron Walden
Thur 12 Year 6 Coffee Morning
4pm – 7pm: Sixth Form Settling In Evening
Fri 13 Year 11 Post 16 talks – assembly and Period 1
WEEK A Mon 16
Tues 17 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 9 Settling In Evening
Wed 18 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Thurs 19 AIM Apprenticeship Assembly (Y10)
Fri 20 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 11 Post 16 talk part 2 – assembly

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 21 October to Sunday 5 November 2017 inclusive

November 2017

WEEK B
Mon 6
Year 11 Core subject exams – this week
Year 10 Assessment Point 1 – all subjects – all week
Unit 1 Vcert Performing Arts deadline
Tues 7 Year 10 RPL Revision Day
6pm: Governors’ Training
Wed 8 Year 7 Settling In Evening
Sun 12 World Challenge Sponsored Walk
WEEK A
Mon 13
Year 8 Assessment Point 1 – all subjects – all week
Wed 15 6pm-8pm: Sixth Form Open Evening
Fri 17 AIM Apprenticeship assembly (Y11)
WEEK B
Mon 20
Year 9 Assessment Point 1 – all subjects – all week
Tues 21 6pm: Governors’ Audit Meeting
Wed 22 A Level Sociology visit to Sociology dept, University of Cambridge, Magdelene College
Fri 24 Year 12 & 13 Travel & Tourism visit to the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted
Year 12 Geography visit to Stratford
WEEK A
Mon 27
Tues 28 6pm: Governors’ Resources and Staffing Meeting
Thur 30 Year 12 Parents’ Evening

December 2017

WEEK B
Mon 4
Tues 5 6pm: Year 11 Parent revision session in Main Hall
Wed 6 7pm: Presentation of Certificates Evening
Thurs 7
Year 12 & 13 Science Live Biology event in London
Fri 8 Year 10 – 13 Drama workshops with Frantic assembly and live performance
WEEK A
Mon 11
Deadline for Sixth Form applications
Year 13 A Level Mock Exams
Tues 12 6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
Wed 13 Music Concert
Thurs 14 Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Fri 15 Year 10 – 13 Drama workshops with Frantic assembly and live performance
WEEK B Mon 18 Year 13 A Level Mock Exams
Tues 19 Year 11 Technology Day
Wed 20 Early school closure at 12.45pm

Christmas Holiday:  Thursday 21 December 2016 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive

January 2018

WEEK A Mon 1 BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 2 STAFF TRAINING DAY
Wed 3 Draft Year 11 GCSE Media Double Award coursework deadline
WEEK B Mon 8 Year 7 Assessment Point 2 – all subjects – all week
Tues 9 6pm: Governors’ Annual General Meeting
Wed 10 Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
WEEK A Mon 15 Official UCAS deadline
Year 10 Assessment Point 2 – all week
Year 11 GCSE Drama Tech Component 1
Tues 16 5pm: Year 11 GCSE Drama Performance Evening Component 1
6pm: Governors’ Strategy Group
Thurs 18 Year 12 & 13 Science Live Chemistry event in London
Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Wells)
WEEK B Mon 22 Year 8 Assessment Point 2 – all week
Year 11 Food Prep & Nutrition Practical Exam
Tues 23 Year 11 Food Prep & Nutrition Practical Exam
Wed 24 Year 11 Food Prep & Nutrition Practical Exam
Thurs 25 Year 11 Food Prep & Nutrition Practical Exam
WEEK A Mon 29 Year 11 Exams – all subjects until 9th
Tues 30 6pm: Governors’ Standards and Education Meeting

February 2018

Thur 1 Y12 & 13 Art and Photography Component 1 deadline
Fri 2 Year 10 Science Live event in London
WEEK 
Mon 5
Tues 6 Year 12 & 13 Science Live Physics event in London 
Year 13 Parents’ Evening
Thurs 8 Road Safety Drama for Year 11 – Period 1
 Fri 9 Spring term Lunchtime Music Concert

Half Term Holiday: Saturday 10 February to Sunday 18 February 2018 inclusive

February 2018

WEEK A
Mon 19
Year 11 Draft Drama Component 1 coursework
VCert 2 Creative Skills Unit 4 Prepare & Perform final admission of written portfolio
Tues 20 6pm: Governors’ Training
Wed 21 Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge
WEEK B Mon 26 Year 9 Assessment Point 2 – all week
Tues 27 Year 11 Literature Day in the hall
Governors’ Audit Meeting
Wed 28 Year 11 Literature Day in the hall

March 2018

Thurs 1 National Careers Week: Year 10 Assembly
World Book Day & Harry Potter Event – Year 8
G&T Dance Careers trip to the Laban Building, London
WEEK A Mon 5  National Careers Week: Year 7 Assembly
Tues 6 National Careers Week: Year 8 Assembly
6pm: Governors’ Resources and Staffing Meeting
Choreographic Competition
Wed 7 National Careers Week: Year 9 Assembly
Choreographic Competition
Thurs 8 Year 9 Boys’ DTP & Meningitis Vaccinations
Year 10 Parents’ Evening
Fri 9 National Careers Week: Year 11 Assembly
Year 12 Geography Coastal Fieldwork at Essex WIldlife trust – Walton
WEEK B Mon 12
Tues 13 Year 9 Girls’ DTP & Meningitis Vaccinations
Year 7 & 8 trip to Essex Book Award Ceremony – Danbury Outdoors
Sat 17 Year 8 to 13 ‘Move It’ Dance trip, London
WEEK A Mon 19 Year 13 A Level Mock Exams – all week
Tues 20 Year 8 Options assembly – into Period 1 (tbc)
6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
Wed 21 World Poetry Day
Year 8 Options Evening
VCert 1st moderation day Unit 1 & 2 portfolios
Thurs 22 UCAS Presentation to Parents Evening
Fri 23 Year 11 Formal Friday
Year 12 E&E Revision Workshops at Vue Cinema, Westfield Stratford
Sat 25 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Training Day
WEEK B Mon 26 Tech Lower School Creatives Arts Showcase
Year 7 Assessment Point 3 – all week
Year 13 A Level Mock Exams – all week
Tues 27 5pm: Creative Arts Showcase Performance Evening
Yr 9 G&T Big Bang Science Tour
4.30pm: Football trip to Wembley Stadium
Wed 28 Year 11 Parents’ Intervention Evening
Fri 30 BANK HOLIDAY

Easter Holiday: Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April 2018 inclusive

April 2018

WEEK A
Mon 16
Year 10 End of Year Exams until 27th
Wed 18 2 x History students Lessons from Auschwitz Project seminar, London
Thurs 19 Music Concert
Year 11 VCERT Exam – all day
Fri 20 Year 11 VCERT Exam – all day
Sat 21 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Walk
WEEK B
Mon 23
Year 10 End of Year Exams until 27th
Creative Arts Tech until 7pm
Tues 24 2 x History students Lessons from Auschwitz Project seminar, Poland
6pm: Governors’ Strategy Group
6pm: Creative Arts Showcase
Wed 25 Year 11 GCSE Art Exam
Harry Potter Day
Thurs 26 Year 11 GCSE Art Exam
A Level Geography, Psychology & Sociology grade booster workshops at Vue Cinema, Westfield, Stratford
Fri 27 Year 12 Enterprise & Education revision workshop at Westfield Shopping Centre (Vue Cinema)
Year 11 Formal Friday
Year 9 Drama class to Dunmow St Mary’s/Literacy Workshops
Sat 28 Dance trip to Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
Sun 29 2 x History students Lessons from Auschwitz Project seminar, London
WEEK A
Mon 30

May 2018

Tues 1 6pm: Governors’ Training
Year 11 BTEC Art Exam
Wed 2 Year 11 BTEC Art Exam
Thurs 3 Year 11 BTEC Art Exam
WEEK B Mon 7 BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 8 Year 13 Photography Exam
Wed 9 Year 13 Photography Exam
Thurs 10 Year 13 Photography Exam
WEEK A Mon 14 Year 12 Study Leave until 25th
Year 12 AS Module First Year A Level Mock Exams until 25th
Tues 15 6pm: Governors’ Standards and Education Meeting
Thurs 17 Year 10 Art Mock Exam
Fri 18 Year 10 Art Mock Exam
Year 11 students go on Study Leave
Sat 19 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Expedition
Sun 20 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Expedition
WEEK B Mon 21 First Year A Level Mock Exams until 25th
Tues 22 Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Wed 23 Year 13 Art Exam
Year 12 Art Mock Exam
Thurs 24 Year 13 Art Exam
Year 12 Art Mock Exam

Summer Lunchtime Music Concert
Fri 25 Year 13 Leavers’ Day
Year 13 Art Exam
Year 12 Art Mock Exam

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June 2018 inclusive

June 2018

Sat 2 Techies Get In (Peter Pan) – 10am – 4pm
Sun 3 Tech rehearsal (Peter Pan) – 12 noon – 4pm
WEEK A Mon 4 Year 8 testing (English/Maths & Science  and Options baseline testing – all week
Tues 5 3.30pm – Peter Pan Dress Rehearsal
6pm: Governors’ Audit Meeting
Wed 6 2pm: Peter Pan production to Year 6
Thurs 7 Year 9 Girls’ HPV 2 Vaccinations
7pm: Peter Pan Production
Fri 8 Year 10 Briefing Assembly – for Occupational Talks
7pm: Peter Pan Production
Sat 9 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Assessment Weekend
Sun 10 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Assessment Weekend
WEEK B Mon 11 Year 8 Girls’ HPV 2 Vaccinations
Year 11 Geography data collection – Dunmow High Street
Tues 12 Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
Wed 13 Drama trip to Lyric Theatre to see ‘Fatherland’
Thurs 14 Year 10 Occupational Talks – Periods 1 & 2
Year 8 Awards’ Evening
Fri 15 Yr 12 Geography visit to Freeport for an Introduction to Customer Service
Yr 8 to 10 MFL trip to Paris until 18th
WEEK A Mon 18 Year 9 end of year exams (all subjects) – until 29th
Year 10 Geography data collection – Dunmow High Street
Yr 8 to 10 MFL trip to Paris until 18th
Tues 19 Peregrine Theatre Company Workshops in D04
6pm: Governors’ Resources and Staffing Meeting
Wed 20 Year 6 Transition Evening
Thur 21 Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Wells)
WEEK B Mon 25 Year 9 end of year exams until 29th
Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Expedition
Tues 26 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Expedition
7pm: Year 7 Awards’ Evening
6pm: Governors’ Resources (budget)Meeting  if required
Wed 27 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Practice Expedition
Thurs 28 Year 6 Induction Day
Year 10 Parents’ Evening (coursework concerns only)
Fri 29 Year 6 Induction Day

July 2018

WEEK A
Mon 2
Year 10 Drama – Tech Mock Component 1
Tues 3 Year 6 Literacy and Numeracy Day
6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
5pm: Year 10 GCSE Drama Performance Evening – Mock Component 1
Wed 4 Year 11 Prom
Year 9 Art Mock Exam (all day)
Thurs 5 Year 5 Taster Day
Fri 6 Year 5 Taster Day
WEEK B
Mon 9
Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment Expedition
Tues 10 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment Expedition
Summer Music Concert
Wed 11 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment Expedition
Year 9 Awards’ Evening
Thurs 12 Sixth Form Induction Day
Year 10 Awards’ Evening
Year 9 Geography data collection at Walton/Clacton
Fri 13 Sixth Form Induction Day
KS3 Graduation Ceremony
Year 9 Geography data collection at Walton/Clacton
Sat 14 Year 11 residential football tournament to Gothia World Cup, Sweden until 21st July
Sun 15 World Challenge group depart for Peru
WEEK A Mon 16 SPORTS DAY
Year 12 Work Experience – all week
Tues 17 Sports Day (reserve)
Thurs 19 Rewards Trips
Fri 20 Early school closure at 12.45pm

NOTES

A LEVEL RESULTS:           Thursday 16th August 2018
GCSE RESULTS :               Thursday 23rd August 2018