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Term Dates and School Day

Term Dates

2019 - 2020

Autumn Term begins: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 (for years 7, 12 and 13)
Wednesday, 4th September 2019 (whole school)
Half Term: Monday 21st October – Friday 1st November 2019
Autumn Term ends: Thursday 19th December 2019
Spring Term begins: Tuesday 7th January 2020
Half Term: Friday 14th – Friday 21st February 2020 (inc)
Spring Term ends: Friday 3rd April 2020
Summer Term begins: Monday 20th April 2020
May Day bank holiday: Friday 8th May 2020
Half Term: Monday 25th to Friday 29th May 2020
Summer Term ends: Friday 24th July 2020

2020 - 2021

Autumn Term begins:  Thursday 3rd September 2020 (Y7, Y11, P16)
Autumn Term begins:  Monday 7th September 2020 (Y8, Y9, Y10)
Half Term: Monday 19th October – Friday 30th October 2020
Autumn Term ends: Friday 18th December 2020
Spring Term begins: Tuesday 5th January 2021
Half Term: Monday 15th – Friday 19th February 2021
Spring Term ends: Thursday 1st April 2021
Summer Term begins: Monday 19th April 2021
May Day bank holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021
Half Term: Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021
Summer Term ends: Friday 23rd July 2021

2021 - 2022

Autumn Term begins:  Wednesday 1st September 2021
Half Term: Monday 18th October – Friday 29th October 2021
Autumn Term ends: Tuesday 21st December 2021
Spring Term begins: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Half Term: Friday 14th – Friday 18th February 2022
Spring Term ends: Friday 1st April 2022
Summer Term begins: Tuesday 19th April 2022
May Day bank holiday: Monday 2nd May 2022
Half Term: Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June 2022
Summer Term ends: Friday 22nd July 2022

The Chilwell School day is organised into three lessons, each 1hr 40 minutes in length. Break and lunch are taken at staggered intervals during periods 1 and 2.

Student arrival on site 8:50 am
Registration 8:55 - 9:10 am
Lesson 1 (inc break) 9:10 - 11:10 am
Lesson 2 (inc lunch) 11:10am - 1:20 pm
Lesson 3 1:20pm - 3:00 pm
Y11 sessions (Feb onwards) 3:10 - 4:00 pm


Attending registration is a legal requirement and it is parents' responsibility to ensure students arrive promptly at their tutor room. During registration important notices and information are often given out to the tutor group.

Each year group has a weekly assembly during registration time in the tutor room. Assemblies are a time for us to reflect on issues which concern the school, celebrate our achievements and consider how we might improve.

Please see the specific year group page in the pastoral support section for full details of registration activities and assembly schedules.


Lessons are the most important time of the school day. It is vital for students' future that they receive the best education possible. Students are expected to arrive promptly to each lesson, fully equipped and ready to engage with learning.

Movement Around School

We expect students to behave sensibly when moving along corridors and around school. At Chilwell school, students walk calmly and follow the one-way system.

Break and Lunchtime

At break time, snacks are available to purchase in the quad. Dining Rooms are open at lunchtime to serve food and drinks, please click Catering for more details.

At both break and lunch time, pupils are encouraged to enjoy our outside spaces. In summer the school field is opened for pupils to use at lunchtime.

Pupils are not allowed off-site at either break or lunchtime without prior written permission.

In the event of poor weather, year areas are opened and supervised at lunchtime.