Term Dates and School Day
2023 - 2024
|Autumn Term begins:||Wednesday 6th September 2023 (Y7 and Y12)|
|Autumn Term begins:||Thursday 7th September 2023 (Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y13)|
|Half Term:||Monday 23rd October – Friday 3rd November 2023|
|Autumn Term ends:||Friday 22nd December 2023|
|Spring Term begins:||Monday 8th January 2024|
|Half Term:||Monday 12th – Friday 16th February 2024|
|Spring Term ends:||Thursday 28th March 2024|
|Summer Term begins:||Monday 15th April 2024|
|May Day bank holiday:||Monday 6th May 2024|
|Half Term:||Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2024|
|Summer Term ends:||Friday 26th July 2024|
|INSET Days||Monday 4th September, Tuesday 5th September, Thursday 4th January, Friday 5th January, Monday 19th February|
2024 - 2025
|Autumn Term begins:||Wednesday 4th September 2024 (Y7 and Y12)|
|Autumn Term begins:||Thursday 5th September 2024 (Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y13)|
|Half Term:||Monday 21st October – Friday 1st November 2024|
|Autumn Term ends:||Friday 20th December 2024|
|Spring Term begins:||Tuesday 7th January 2025|
|Half Term:||Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2025|
|Spring Term ends:||Friday 4th April 2025|
|Summer Term begins:||Tuesday 22nd April 2025|
|May Day bank holiday:||Monday 5th May 2025|
|Half Term:||Monday 26th May to Friday 30th May 2025|
|Summer Term ends:||Friday 25th July 2025|
|INSET Days||Monday 2nd Sept, Tuesday 3rd September, Monday 6th January, Monday 28th July and Tuesday 29th July|
2025 - 2026
|Autumn Term begins:||Wednesday 3rd September 2025 (Y7 and Y12)|
|Autumn Term begins:||Thursday 4th September 2025 (Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y13)|
|Half Term:||Monday 20th October – Friday 31st October 2025|
|Autumn Term ends:||Friday 19th December 2025|
|Spring Term begins:||Tuesday 6th January 2026|
|Half Term:||Monday 16th – Friday 20th February 2026|
|Spring Term ends:||Friday 27th March 2026|
|Summer Term begins:||Monday 13th April 2026|
|May Day bank holiday:||Monday 4th May 2026|
|Half Term:||Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May 2026|
|Summer Term ends:||Friday 24th July 2026|
|INSET Days||Monday 1st September, Tuesday 2nd September, Monday 5th January, Friday 13th February and Monday 27th July|
2026 - 2027
|Autumn Term begins:||Wednesday 2nd September 2026 (Y7 and Y12)|
|Autumn Term begins:||Thursday 3rd September 2026 (Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y13)|
|Half Term:||Monday 19th October – Friday 30th October 2026|
|Autumn Term ends:||Friday 18th December 2026|
|Spring Term begins:||Tuesday 5th January 2027|
|Half Term:||Monday 15th – Friday 19th February 2027|
|Spring Term ends:||Thursday 25th March 2027|
|Summer Term begins:||Monday 12th April 2027|
|May Day bank holiday:||Monday 3rd May 2027|
|Half Term:||Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2027|
|Summer Term ends:||Friday 23rd July 2027|
|INSET Days||Tuesday 1st September, Monday 4th January, Monday 26th July, Tuesday 17th July and Wednesday 28th July|
The Chilwell School day in 2023-24 is organised into six fifty minute lessons, with some as double lessons, each 1hr 40 minutes in length. Break and lunch are taken at staggered intervals during periods 1 and 2.
|Registration||8:40 - 9:00 am|
|Lessons 1 and 2 (inc break)||9:00 - 11:00 am|
|Lessons 3 and 4 (inc lunch)||11:00am - 1:30 pm|
|Lessons 5 and 6||1:30pm - 3:10 pm|
|Enhancement sessions||3:20 - 4:10 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 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.