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 29th and Friday 30th August 2019

September 2019

WEEK A
Mon 2
All students return to school
Tues 3 6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting
WEEK B Mon 9 Year 7 Roald Dahl Week
WEEK A
Mon 16
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 12 Welcome Evening
Tues 17 Year 12 Roadster Day (in-house)
7.30pm: Jack Petchey Awards’ Evening at Foakes Hall
Wed 18 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 8 Girls & Boys HPV1 vaccinations
Thurs 19 PE Colours’ Evening
Fri 20 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 7 Road Safety Play during assembly
WEEK B
Mon 23
 
Tues 24 Year 8 Girls & Boys HPV1 vaccinations
Year 13 T&T trip to Buckingham Palace
Thurs 26 Travelling Book Fair (all week)
Sat 28 OPEN MORNING
WEEK A
Mon 30
Year 11 Assembly – Post 16 Talk Part 1

October 2019

WEEK A
Tues 1
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Thurs 3 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 7 Welcome Evening
Fri 4 Year 11 Sixth Form Speed Dating Event
WEEK B
Mon 7
Year 11 Assembly – Post 16 Talk Part 2
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Tues Year 9 Settling In Evening
Wed 9 Year 11 Sixth Form Speed Dating Event
Year 6 Coffee Morning

5-8pm: Uttlesford Schools Apprenticeship Evening – Joyce Frankland Academy
Thur 10 Year 12 & 13 Settling In Evening (invite only)
Fri 11 Author G B Strong visit to Year 7
Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 11 Core Mock Exams until 16th
WEEK A
Mon 14
Year 13 Drama Component 1 Tech Rehearsal
Tues 15 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 13 Geography trip to central Cambridge
6pm: Year 13 Drama Component 1 Performance
Wed 16 Essex Book Award Launch
Thurs 17 Year 6 Coffee Morning
Year 11 Geography trip to Sorento until 20th
Fri 18 3.30pm: School Production Rehearsal Unit 1

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 19 October to Sunday 3 November 2019 inclusive

November 2019

WEEK B
Mon 4
Wed 6 Year 9 Settling In Evening
Year 9 Road Safety Play – Period 1
Fri 8 School’s Internal UCAS deadline
3.30pm: School Production rehearsal Unit 3
WEEK A
Mon 11
Year 12 Geography trip to London Stratford
Tues 12 Sixth Form Open Evening
Fri 15 3.30pm: School Production rehearsal Unit 4
Sat 16 Nepal World Challenge training expedition, Peak District until 17th
WEEK B
Mon 18
Wed 20 Year 13 T&T trip to Hatfield Forest
Thurs 21 Year 9 – 13 Drama trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
Fri 22 3.30: School Production Act 1 (Main Hall)
WEEK A
Mon 25
Wed 27 French Play to Year 8,9 & 10 French students – morning
Year 13 Parents’ Evening
Fri 29  3.30: School Production Act 1 (Main Hall)
Sat 30 10am-4pm: Tech get in – for school production
Morocco World Challenge training expedition until 1st Dec

December 2019

Sun 1  10am-4pm: Tech Rehearsal
WEEK B
Mon 2
3.30-6.30: School Production Dress Rehearsal
Tues 3 2pm: Year 6 School Production Performance
Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Wed 4 7pm: School Production
Thurs 5 7pm: School Production
Fri 6 Applications to Sixth Form Closing Date
Year 12 Geography visit to Stratford, London

7pm: School Production
WEEK A
Mon 9
Wed 11 7pm: Presentation of Certificates
Thurs 12 Christmas Music Concert
Fri 13 Year 9 – 13 Media trip to Warner Bros. Studio Tour
WEEK B
Mon 16
Year 7 Carol Service at Dunmow St Mary’s Church
Year 11 Drama Component 1 Tech Rehearsal
Tues 17 5pm: Year 11 Drama Component 1 Performance
Thurs 19 Early school closure at 12.45pm

Christmas Holiday:  Friday 20 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2019 inclusive

January 2020

WEEK A
Mon 6
WEEK B
Mon 13
Year 13 Mock Exams until 24th
Wed 15 UCAS Deadline
WEEK A
Mon 20
Year 13 Mock Exams until 24th
Year 11 Mock Exams – all subjects until 7th Feb
Tues 21 Year 10 Poetry Live! trip, Cambridge
Thurs 23 Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
WEEK B
Mon 27

Year 11 Mock Exams – all subjects until 7th Feb

Wed 29 Year 8 Parents’ Evening (Wells)

February 2020

WEEK A
Mon 3
Year 11 Mock Exams – all subjects until 7th Feb
Tues 4 Macbeth Schools Tour
Wed 5
World Challenge Morocco pre-departure meeting
WEEK B
Mon 10
Thurs 13 Lunchtime Music Concert
 Fri 15 INSET DAY

Half Term Holiday: Saturday 15 February to Sunday 23 February 2020 inclusive

February 2020

WEEK A
Mon 24
Creative Arts Showcase Tech Rehearsal
Tues 25 6pm: Creative Arts Showcase

March 2020

WEEK B
Mon 2
Year 11 into Year 12 Guidance Discussions
Tues 3 Year 9 Girls & Boys Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations
Year 11 into Year 12 Guidance Discussions
Wed 4 Year 11 into Year 12 Guidance Discussions
Thurs 5 World Book Day
WEEK A 
Mon 9
Choreographic Dress Rehearsal
Tues 10 Year 7 & 8 Choreographic Competition
Wed 11 Year 9 & 10 Choreographic Competition
Thurs 12 Year 10 Art Mock Exam
Year 11 Choreographic Competition and Dance Show
Fri 13 Year 10 Art Mock Exam
Sat 14 Bronze DofE Navigational Walk
WEEK B
Mon 16

3.30pm-6.30pm: Year 13 Drama Comp 2 – Tech Rehearsal
Tues 17 6pm: Year 13 Drama Comp 2 – Performance (tbc)
Year 11 Component 1 Dance Exam
Wed 18 Essex Book Award Ceremony
Year 12 T&T trip to Hampton by Hilton Hotel

Year 12 Parents’ Evening

Fri 20 Year 12 Geography trip to Walton-on-the-Naze
Sat 21 English Literature trip to see ‘When an Inspector Calls’, Cambridge
WEEK A
Mon 23
Year 11 English Lit Mock Exams x 2 (dates tbc)
Year 9 Girls & Boys Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations
Yr 8 & 9 Options assemblies this week – dates tbc
3.30pm-6.30pm: Year 11 Drama Comp 2 – Tech Rehearsal
Wed 25 Harry Potter Event (Year 8)
6pm: Year 8 Options Evening (date tbc)
Fri 27 Year 12 T&T trip to Freeport
WEEK B
Mon 30
 
Tues 31 Year 11 Component 1 Dance Exam

April 2020

Thurs 2 World Challenge trip to Morocco until 9th
Fri 3 Last day of term

Easter Holiday: Saturday 4 April to Sunday 19 April 2020 inclusive

WEEK A
Mon 20
Sat 25 Bronze DofE Practice Expedition (until 26th)
WEEK B
Mon 27
Wed 29 Year 8 Girls & Boys HPV2 vaccinations
Thurs 30 Year 11 Art Exam

May 2020

Fri 1 Year 11 Art Exam
Sat 4 Year 7 & 8 Netball & Rugby trip to Bath until Sun 5
WEEK A
Mon 4
MFL Speaking Exams this week – dates tbc
Wed 6 Year 13 Art Exam
Thurs 7 Year 13 Art Exam
Fri 8 BANK HOLIDAY
WEEK B
Mon 11
External GCSE and GCE exams start
Year 10 RPL Full Course paper 1 (Beliefs & Practices)
Wed 13 Year 8 Girls & Boys HPV2 vaccinations
Thurs 14 Year 10 Parents’ Evening
Fri 15 Year 13 Last Day in School
Sixth Form May Ball
WEEK A
Mon 18
Tues 19 Year 10 RPL Short Course Exam
Year 10 RPL Full Course Paper 2 (Themes)
Wed 20 Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Fri 22 Lunchtime Music Concert

Half Term Holiday:  Saturday 23 May to Sunday 31 May 2020 inclusive
Saturday 23 May: English pre-exam sessions

June 2020

WEEK B
Mon 1
Tues 2 Year 10 assembly briefing for occupational talks event
Sat 6 Bronze DofE Assessment Expedition until 7th
WEEK A
Mon 8
Wed 10 Year 10 Citizenship Exam
Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Lukin)
WEEK B
Mon 15
Year 10 Citizenship Paper 2
Year 10 MFL Mock Speaking Exams (Fr/Sp) – dates tbc
Year 9 Geography trip to Walton-on-the-Naze
Tues 16
Wed 17 Year 6 Parents’ Transition Evening
Thur 18 Year 12 Geography trip to Walton-on-the-Naze
Year 7 Parents’ Evening (Wells)
WEEK A
Mon 22
Year 10 End of Year Exams – all subjects until 3rd July
Tues 23 Last day of GCSE and GCE external exams
Year 9 Geography trip to Walton-on-the-Naze
Thurs 25 Year 6 Induction Day
Fri 26 Year 6 Induction Day
WEEK B
Mon 29
Sixth Form Induction Day
Year 10 End of Year Exams – all subjects until 3rd July
Year 12 Mock Exams until 10th July
Year 10 Drama Component 1 Tech Rehearsal
Tues 30 5pm: Year 10 Drama Component 1 Performance

July 2020

Wed 1 Year 5 Taster Day
Year 11 Prom
Thurs 2 Year 5 Taster Day
Fri 3 Year 5 Taster Day
Year 9 Art Mock Exam
WEEK A
Mon 6
Year 12 Mock Exams until 10th July
Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Practice Expedition to White Peak and Bakewell until 8th
Tues 7 Year 7 Awards’ Evening
Wed 8 Year 10 Awards’ Evening
Thurs 9 SPORTS DAY
WEEK B
Mon 13
Year 12 Work Experience until 17th
Tues 14 Summer Music Concert
Wed 15 Year 8 Awards’ Evening
Silver DofE Assessment Expedition, Peak District (Yr 10) until 17th
Thurs 16 Year 9 Awards’ Evening
WEEK A
Mon 20
Tues 21 REWARDS TRIPS
Year 8 – 10 MFL trip to Paris until 24th
Wed 22 Early School Closure: 12.45pm

Summer holiday begins: Thursday 23 July 2020

NOTES:

A LEVEL RESULTS:           Thursday 13th August 2020
GCSE RESULTS :               Thursday 20th August 2020