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Welcome to Chilwell School

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Term Dates and School Day

Term Dates

2018 - 2019

Autumn Term begins: Tuesday, 4th September 2018 (for years 7, 12 and 13)
Wednesday, 5th September 2018(whole school)
Half Term: Friday, 26th October - Friday, 2nd November 2018 (inc)
Autumn Term ends: Friday, 21st December 2018
Spring Term begins: Monday, 7th January 2019
Half Term: Monday, 18th February – Friday, 22nd February 2019 (inc)
Spring Term ends: Thursday, 4th April 2019
Summer Term begins: Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday, 6th May 2019
Half Term: Monday, 27th May - Friday, 31st May 2019 (inc)
Summer Term ends: Friday, 19th July 2019

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:  Wednesday 2nd September 2020
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


The Chilwell School day is organised into six lessons, each 50 minutes in length. Some subjects, such as PE and Technology, may have double lessons.

Registration 8:55 - 9:10 am
Lesson 1 9:10 - 10:00 am
Lesson 2 10:00 - 10:50 am
Break 10:50 - 11:10 am
Lesson 3 11:10 - 12:00 pm
Lesson 4 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Lunch 12:50 - 1:30 pm
Lesson 5 1:30 - 2:20 pm
Lesson 6 2:20 - 3:10 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 School theatre. 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

Both Dining Rooms are open at break and 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, designated year areas are opened and supervised at lunchtime.