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
Fri 8 Year 12 Humanities Candlelight Conference
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 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
Year 11 Dance trip to Saffron Hall
Wed 6 Year 9 Girls DTP & Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations
Choreographic Competition
Thurs 7 National Careers Week Assembly
World Book Day
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 Year 10 GCSE RPL Revision Course, Conway Hall, London
6pm: Governors’ Resources & Staffing
Wed 13 National Careers Week Assembly
Revision Fair – Year 11 Parents
Year 12 Law students visit to Chelmsford Crown Court
Year 10 Art Mock Exam
Thurs 14 Year 10 Art Mock Exam
Fri 15 Year 11 Dance Exam
Yr 12 Geography fieldwork for coats trip to Walton-on-the-Naze
WEEK B
Mon 18

3.30pm-6.30pm: Year 13 Comp 2 – Tech
Tues 19 Yr 7 & 8 trip to Brentwood County High School for the EES Book Awards 2019 – am only
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 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 Year 9 G&T trip to the Big Bang at The University of Essex
6pm: Year 8 Options Evening
6pm: Full Governing Body Meeting

April 2019

WEEK B
Mon 1
 Year 10 End of Year Exams – all subjects until 5th
Wed 3 Year 11 Dance Exam
Thurs 4 Year 11 Parents’ Intervention Evening
Fri 5 Year 11 English Lit Exam
Year 13 Employment & Enterprise revision seminar, Westfield, Stratfor

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
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
Tues 30 Yr 12 & 13 Geog grade booster workshop, Vue Cinema, Stratford

May 2019

Thurs 2 Year 11 GCSE Art Exam
Year 12 Photography Mock Exam
Fri 3 Year 11 GCSE Art Exam
Year 12 Photography Mock Exam
Sat 4 Year 7 & 8 Netball & Rugby trip to Bath until Sun 5
WEEK A
Mon 6
BANK HOLIDAY
Tues 7 MFL GCSE Orals until 10th
Year 13 Photography and Art A Level Exam
Year 12 Art Mock Exam

6pm: Governors’ Training

Wed 8 Year 13 Photography and Art A Level Exam
Year 12 A Mock Exam

Year 10 Parents’ Evening
Thurs 9 Year 13 Photography and Art A Level Exam
Fri 10 Level 2 Finance Exam
Year 9 History trip to Belgium and France until 11th
Sixth Form May Ball
WEEK B
Mon 13
External Exam season begins
Tues 14 6pm: Governors’ Standards and Education Meeting
Fri 17 Year 13 Study Leave begins
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

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)
Sat 8 Bronze DofE Assessment Expedition, Thetford Forest
Sat 9 Bronze DofE Assessment Expedition, Thetford Forest
WEEK A
Mon 10
 
Tues 11 4.30pm: Year 12 English trip to see ‘Death of a Salesman’ – Young Vic Theatre
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
Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly
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 Year 12 Travel & Tourism trip to Hampton by Hilton, Stansted
WEEK A
Mon 24
Tues 25 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
Fri 28 Year 6 Induction Day

July 2019

WEEK B
Mon 1
Year 10 Drama Comp 1 – Tech
Year 12 Study Leave until 12th – Mock Exams
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
Year 12 Work Experience until 19th
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