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Term Dates

TERM DATES 2023/24 

 

SUCCOT TERM 2023 

Staff Training Day 

Monday 4 September 2023 

Reception and Year 7 Induction Morning 

Tuesday 5 September 

Reception ends at 12 noon 

Year 7 ends at 1 pm 

Staff Training Afternoon 

Tuesday 5 September, 1.30 to 4 pm 

Succot Term begins 

Wednesday 6 September 

Prep School commences at 8.30 am 

Senior School commences at 8.25 am 

Erev Rosh Hashanah (half day) 

Friday 15 September 

Prep School ends at 11.50 am 

Senior School ends at 12 noon 

Yom Kippur (school closed) 

Monday 25 September 

Erev Succot (half day) 

Friday 29 September 

Prep School ends at 11.50 am 

Senior School ends at 12 noon 

Succot Holiday, including Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (school closed) 

Monday 2 – Monday 9 October (inclusive) 

Half-Term holiday 

Thursday 9 – Friday 10 November (inclusive) 

Succot Term ends for pupils 

Tuesday 12 December 

Prep School ends at 12.45 pm 

Senior School ends at 1 pm 

11+ Entrance Examination / 
Staff Training Day 

Wednesday 13 December 

 

PESACH TERM 2024 

Staff Training Day 

Wednesday 3 January 2024 

Pesach Term commences 

Thursday 4 January 

Prep School commences at 8.30 am 

Senior School commences at 8.25 am 

Half-Term holiday 

Monday 12 – Friday 16 February (inclusive) 

Good Friday (school closed) 

Friday 29 March 

Easter Monday (school closed) 

Monday 1 April 

Pesach Term ends for pupils 

Thursday 11 April 

Prep School ends at 3.40 pm 

Senior School ends at 4.05 pm 

Staff Training Day 

Friday 12 April 

 

SHAVUOT TERM 2024 

Shavuot Term commences 

Wednesday 1 May 2024 

Prep School commences at 8.30 am 

Senior School commences at 8.25 am 

Early May Bank Holiday 

Monday 6 May 

Half-Term holiday 

Monday 27 – Friday 31 May (inclusive) 

Erev Shavuot (half day) 

Tuesday 11 June 

Prep School ends at 11.50 am 

Senior School ends at 12 noon  

Public-examination candidates must be available for afternoon (I)GCSE and A-Level examinations 

Shavuot (school closed) 

Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 June (inclusive) 

Shavuot Term ends 

Friday 5 July 

Prep School ends at 12.45 pm 

Senior School ends at 1 pm 

 

TERM DATES 2024/25 

SUCCOT TERM 2024 

Staff Training Day 

Monday 2 September 2024 

Staff Training Day 

Tuesday 3 September 

Reception and Year 7 Induction Morning 

Wednesday 4 September 

Reception ends at 12 noon 

Year 7 ends at 1 pm 

Staff Training Afternoon 

Wednesday 4 September, 1.30 to 4 pm 

Succoth Term begins 

Thursday 5 September 

Prep School commences at 8.30 am 

Senior School commences at 8.25 am 

Erev Rosh Hashanah (half day) 

Wednesday 2 October 

Prep School ends at 11.50 am 

Senior School ends at 12 noon 

Rosh Hashanah (school closed) 

Thursday 3– Friday 4 October (inclusive) 

Erev Yom Kippur (half day) 

Friday 11 October 

Prep School ends at 11.50 am 

Senior School ends at 12 noon 

Erev Succot (half day) 

Wednesday 16 October 

Prep School ends at 11.50 am 

Senior School ends at 12 noon 

Succot Holiday, including Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (school closed) 

Thursday 17 – Friday 25 October (inclusive) 

Half-Term holiday 

Friday 22 – Monday 25 November (inclusive) 

Succot Term ends for pupils 

Friday 13 December 

Prep School ends at 12.45 pm 

Senior School ends at 1 pm 

11+ Entrance Examination / 
Staff Training Day 

Monday 16 December 

 

 

PESACH TERM 2025 

Staff Training Day 

Monday 6 January 2025 

Pesach Term commences 

Tuesday 7 January 

Prep School commences at 8.30 am 

Senior School commences at 8.25 am 

Half-Term holiday 

Monday 17 – Friday 21 February (inclusive) 

Pesach Term ends 

Tuesday 1 April 

Prep School ends at 3.40 pm 

Senior School ends at 4.05 pm 

Staff Training Day 

Tuesday 22 April 

 

SHAVUOT TERM 2025 

Shavuot Term commences 

Wednesday 23 April 2025 

Prep School commences at 8.30 am 

Senior School commences at 8.25 am 

Early May Bank Holiday 

Monday 5 May 

Half-Term holiday, including Shavuot 

Monday 26 May – Tuesday 3 June (inclusive) 

(Shavuot: Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 June) 

Shavuot Term ends 

Wednesday 9 July 

Prep School ends at 12.45 pm 

Senior School ends at 1 pm