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Term Dates and School Day

Term Dates


2021 - 2022

Lateral flow testing - day 1:  Tuesday 31st August 2021 (all students)
Students not in school Wednesday 1st September
Students not in school Thursday 2nd September
Lateral flow testing - day 2: Friday 3rd September (all students)
Autumn term begins Friday 3rd September (Y7, P16)
Autumn Term begins:  Monday 6th September 2021 (Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11)
Half Term: Monday 18th October – Friday 29th October 2021
Autumn Term ends: Tuesday 21st December 2021
Holiday (Queen's Jubilee) Tuesday 4th January 2022
INSET Day Wednesday 5th January 2022
Lateral flow testing Thursday 6th January 2022 (all students in school for LFT ONLY)
Spring Term begins: Friday 7th 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

2022 - 2023

Autumn Term begins:  Thursday 1st September 2022 (Y7, Y11 and P16)
Autumn Term begins:  Friday 2nd September 2022 (Y8, Y9, Y10)
Half Term: Monday 17th October – Friday 28th October 2022
Autumn Term ends: Tuesday 20th December 2022
Spring Term begins: Thursday 5th January 2023
Half Term: Monday 13th – Friday 17th February 2023
Spring Term ends: Friday 31st March 2023
Summer Term begins: Monday 17th April 2023
May Day bank holiday: Monday 1st May 2023
Half Term: Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2023
Summer Term ends: Friday 21st July 2023

Please be aware that the start date for September 2021 is subject to the Department of Education issuing guidance with ample time to implement testing and any other necessary arrangements.

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 - 1:30 pm
Lesson 3 1:30pm - 3:10 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.