Term Dates

Term dates  for the 2019/20 academic year and provisional term dates for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Easter Term 2020
Term starts                                       Tuesday 7 January (boarders arrive Monday 6 January)
1st Exeat Friday 24 January (13:30) to Sunday 26 January (21:00)
Half Term Friday 14 February (13:30) to Sunday 23 February (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 13 March (13:30) to Sunday 15 March (21:00)
Spring Concert Thursday 26 March (19:00)
Term ends Friday 27 March (13:00)
Summer Term 2020
Term starts                               
Tuesday 21 April (boarders arrive Monday 20 April)
1st Exeat
Friday 8 May (13:30) to Sunday 10 May (21:00)
Speech Day Saturday 23 May (09:45)
Half Term
Saturday 23 May (16:00) to Sunday 31 May (21:00)
Leavers Service and Ball Friday 19 June (17:00)
2nd Exeat  Friday 19 June (13:30) to Sunday 21 June (21:00)
Term ends
Thursday 2 July (11:00)
Autumn Term 2020
New international pupils arrive Sunday 6 September
New pupils and boarders arrive Monday 7 September
Term starts Tuesday 8 September
1st Exeat Friday 25 September (13:30) to Sunday 27 September (21:00)
Singing and Speaking competition Friday 16 October (19:00)
Half Term Saturday 17 October (09:00) to Sunday 1 November (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 20 November (13:30) to Sunday 22 November (21:00)
Term ends Friday 11 December (13:00)
Easter Term 2021
Term starts                                       Tuesday 5 January (boarders arrive Monday 4 January)
1st Exeat Friday 22 January (13:30) to Sunday 24 January (21:00)
Half Term Friday 12 February (13:30) to Sunday 21 February (21:00)
2nd Exeat Friday 12 March (13:30) to Sunday 14 March (21:00)
Spring Concert Thursday 25 March (19:00)
Term ends Friday 26 March (13:00)

We would ask all parents for their co-operation in ensuring that travel arrangements and family holiday plans do not encroach on teaching or activity time. Any request for arrival/departure at times other than those stated above should be made directly to Neil Gemmell, School Master.


On return from Exeats and holidays the boarding Houses are open from 17:00 onwards. Should you wish to bring your sons or daughters back earlier than this time, please would you contact his or her Housemaster or Housemistress to discuss individual arrangements.


Boarders in Year 7 and Year 8 must return to Catteral for 20:00 at the end of each Exeat or holiday. Pupils in Years 9 and above must return in time for 2100 at the latest.


Please note:

  • Exeats will begin on Fridays at 13:30.
  • Parents’ Conferences will be scheduled to start at 13:30 and will be held in The Pavilion unless otherwise stated.
  • Parents and guardians are warmly invited to all events listed above. Those attending the Singing & Speaking Competition may take their sons and daughters home after this event.
  • The summer half term commences with Speech Day, the highlight of the school’s year. As well as Prize Giving in the morning all pupils are involved in exhibitions and events throughout the afternoon. All parents and guardians are invited to attend.
  • Please note that due to limited space in Chapel, the Carol Service is open to parents of Year 7 and U6th form pupils only.
  • The 2nd Exeat of the Summer term may begin at 17:00 for some pupils, particularly those in Y11, L6th or U6th, depending on their public examination timetables.