Term Dates

The College is open all year round except for most Bank Holidays, a period of about ten days over Christmas and New Year, about one week near Easter and about five weeks commencing in early July. There are no compulsory term dates. However, the following dates are provisionally recommended at the time of writing, but may be subject to change.

Term Start Date End Date Half-Term Week
Autumn
Term 2018
September 10th, 17th
or 24th
December 14th October 22nd –
26th
Spring
Term 2019
January 7th April 5th February 18th – 22nd
Summer
Term 2019
April 23rd July 5th None
Autumn
Term 2019
September 9th, 16th
or 23rd
December 13th October 28th –
November 1st
Spring
Term 2020
January 6th April 3rd February 17th – 21st
Summer
Term 2020
April 20th July 3rd None

Half-Term Breaks

As individual terms at Bartholomews are usually shorter than at most traditional schools, and indeed they vary from one student to another, our policy with regards to half-term breaks differs according to circumstances. Whilst individuals may choose otherwise, in general we encourage half-term breaks in terms of twelve weeks or more, but we discourage them in terms of eleven weeks or less.

Additionally, students are discouraged from taking half-term breaks in terms in which they are scheduled subsequently to take public examinations. The College itself normally remains staffed over half-terms.

Bank Holidays

The College is normally closed on Bank Holidays except for the two in May, which are treated as normal working days, owing to the imminence of public examinations.

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