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 below should be made directly to Neil Gemmell, Deputy Head.

On return from Exeats and holidays the boarding Houses are open from 1700 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 2000 at the end of each Exeat or holiday. Pupils in Years 9 and above must return in time for 2100 at the latest.

On Closed Weekends (non-Exeat) it is a requirement that all boarders remain in school. Extra Exeats will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. These dates are identified in the Red Book and in the end of term letters in advance of the following term. If boarders go home for Open Weekends they are required to return to school on Sunday evening in time to attend Evening Chapel at 1900.



Boarders arrive Monday 06 January
Term Starts
Tuesday 07 January
1st Exeat Friday 24 January (1330) to Sunday 26 January (2100)
Half Term Friday 14 February (1330) to Sunday 23 February (2100) 
2nd Exeat Friday 13 March (1330) to Sunday 15 March (2100)
Spring Concert Thursday 26 March (1900)
Term Ends Friday 27 March (1300)



Boarders arrive Monday 20 April
Term Starts Tuesday 21 April
1st Exeat Friday 08 May (1330) to Sunday 10 May (2100)
Speech Day Saturday 23 May (0945)
Half Term Saturday 23 May (1700) to Sun 31 May (2100)
Leavers Service & Ball Friday 19 June (1700)
2nd Exeat Friday 19 June (1330) to Sunday 21 June (2100)
Term Ends Thursday 02 July (1100)



New international pupils arrive Sunday 06 September
New pupils & boarders arrive Monday 07 September 
Term starts Tuesday 08 September
1st Exeat Friday 25 September (1330) to Sunday 27 September (2100)
Singing & Speaking Friday 16 October (1900)
Half Term Saturday 17 October (0900) to Sunday 01 November (2100)
2nd Exeat Friday 20 November (1330) to Sunday 22 November (2100)
Term Ends Friday 11 December



Boarders arrive Monday 04 January
Term Starts
Tuesday 05 January
1st Exeat Friday 22 January (1330) to Sunday 24 January (2100)
Half Term Friday 12 February (1330) to Sunday 21 February (2100) 
2nd Exeat Friday 12 March (1330) to Sunday 14 March (2100)
Spring Concert Thursday 25 March (1900)
Term Ends Friday 26 March (1300)



Boarders arrive Monday 19 April
Term Starts Tuesday 20 April
1st Exeat Friday 07 May (1330) to Sunday 10 May (2100)
Speech Day Saturday 29 May (0945)
Half Term Saturday 29 May (1700) to Sun 6 June (2100)
Leavers Service & Ball Friday 18 June (1700)
2nd Exeat Friday 18 June (1330) to Sunday 20 June (2100)
Term Ends Friday 02 July (1100)

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 highlighted in bold. 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.




New international pupils arrive Monday 02 September
New pupils & boarders arrive Tuesday 03 September 
Term starts Wednesday 04 September
1st Exeat Friday 27 September (1330) to Sunday 29 September (2100)
Singing & Speaking Saturday 19 October (1900)
Half Term Sunday 20 October (0900) to Sunday 03 November (2100)
2nd Exeat Friday 22 (1330) to Sunday 24 November (2100)
Term Ends Friday 13 December