Key Dates 2023-24

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KEY DATES 2023-24

OPEN DAYS 2023-24

Saturday 30 September 2023

Saturday 7 October 2023 – Sixth Form Subject Fair and Open Morning

Saturday 16 March 2024

Saturday 4 May 2024

MICHAELMAS TERM

Sun 3 Sep Induction Day for New Pupils & Parents

0930 First, Second & Third Form new boarders arrive

1000 Fourth to Upper Sixth Form new boarders arrive

1130 New day pupils (all years) arrive

1400 Second & Third Form current boarders return

1400 Fourth to Sixth Form current boarders return

Mon 4 Sep 0930 First School day of the Academic Year

0800 Day pupils return

Wed 20 Sep 0900 Fourth Form Retreat

Sun

First and Second Form boarders return by 1800

Third to Upper Sixth Form boarders return by 2100

1125 Opening Mass of the School Year
Thu 21 Sep 1900 House Singing Competition
1115 Downside Association
Parents’
Cafe
Coffee Morning – all welcome – Theatre Foyer 1235 Whole School Exeat
Fri 22 Sep
New
Brunch, Weld
1200
24 Sep 1700 Whole School Exeat Ends & boarders return

Sat 30 Sep 0930 OPEN MORNING

Wed 4 Oct 0900 Third For m Retreat

Sat 7 Oct 0915 OPEN MORNING & SIXTH FORM SUBJECT FAIR

Sun 8 Oct 1000 Isabella House at Home

Mon 9 Oct 1125 Whole School Mass, SS Roberts and Barlow, Abbey Church

Thu 19 Oct 1900 Downside Choral Society Concert, Abbey Church

Fri 20 Oct 1100 Coffee Morning – all welcome – Theatre Foyer 1130 Michaelmas Half Term begins

Mon 23 Oct 16+ Scholar ship and Bursary Application Deadline

Sun 5 Nov 1400 Michaelmas Half Term ends and boarders return

Fir st & Second Form boarders return by 1800 Third to Upper Sixth For m boarders return by 2100

Mon 6 Nov 0800 Day pupils return

Fri 10 Nov 0815 16+ Music/Chor al/Sill/Academic Assessment Day

Sat 11 Nov 1045 Remembr ance Service

Sun 12 Nov 1000 Caverel House at Home 1215 Concer t Band play at Remembrance Sunday Parade, Bath

Mon 13 Nov 0900 16+ Art Scholarship Assessment

Tues 14 Nov 0900 Upper Sixth For m Retreat – Group One 0900 16+ Spor ts, Product Design Assessment

Wed 15 0900 Upper 6th For m Retreat – Group Two 0900 16+ Theatre Studies Assessment

Sat 18 Nov 1300 Downside Association Super Saturday

Sun 19 Nov 1000 Powell House at Home

Thurs 23 Nov 1900 St Cecilia’s Concert, Theatre

Fri 24 Nov 1200 Coffee Morning – all welcome – Theatre Foyer

1235 Whole School Exeat

1400 Whole School Exeat ends and boarders return

Fir st and second Form boarders return by 1800

Third to Upper Sixth For m boarders return by 2100

Sun 3 Dec 1000 Smythe House at Home

Tue 5 Dec 1900 Communities Christmas Black Tie Dinner

Fri 8 Dec 1000 Whole School Mass, Abbey Church

Mon 11 Dec 1700 London Carol Ser vice

Thu 14 Dec 1400 Chr istmas Fair

1645 Advent Carol Service

1830 Michaelmas Term Ends

LENT TERM

Tue 2 Jan 11+ & 13+ Scholar ship & Bursary Application Deadline

Sun 7 Jan 1400 Lent Term begins and boarders return Fir st & Second Form boarders return by 1800 Third to Upper Sixth For m boarders return by 2100

Mon 8 Jan 0800 Day pupils return 1125 Star t of Lent Term Mass, Abbey Church

Thu 11 Jan 0900 Fir st Form (Year 7) Entrance & Taster Day (entry 2024)

0900 11+ Music/Chor al/Sports Scholarship Assessment

Fri 12 Jan 0900 11+ Academic Scholarship Assessment

Mon 22 Jan 0900 13+ Academic Scholarship Assessment

Tue 23 Jan 0900 13+ Academic Scholarship Assessment 0900 13+ Dr ama Scholarship Assessment Day 0900 Fifth For m Retreat – Group One

Wed 24 Jan 0900 Fifth For m Retreat – Group Two 1000 13+ Ar t Scholarship Assessment Day

Thu 25 Jan 0845 13+ Product Design Scholar ship Assessment Day 1300 13+ Music/Chor al Scholarship Assessment Day

Fri 26 Jan 1200 Coffee Morning – all welcome – Theatre Foyer

1235 First & Second Form Exeat begins

Sun 28 Jan 1800 First & Second Form Exeat ends & boarders return by 1800

Fri 2 Feb 2030 Candlemas evening procession, Abbey Church

Tue 6 Feb 1015 Third For m (Year 9) Entrance & Taster Day (entr y 2025 & 2026)

Fri 9 Feb 1100

Coffee Morning – all welcome – Theatre Foyer

1130 Lent Half Term begins

Sun 18 Feb 1400 Lent Half Term ends & boarders return by 1800

Fir st & Second Form boarders return 1400 - 1800

Third – Upper Sixth boarder s return 1400 - 2100

Mon 19 Feb 0800 Day pupils return

Fri 8 Mar 1200 Coffee Morning – all welcome – Theatre Foyer 1235 First & Second Form Exeat begins

Sun 10 Mar 1400 First & Second Form Exeat ends

Mon 11 Mar 0800 First & Second Form Day pupils return

Tue 12 Mar 1125 Whole School Mass, St Gregory the Great, Abbey Church

Sat 16 Mar 0930 OPEN MORNING

Thu 21 Mar 1125 Whole School Mass, St Benedict, Abbey Church

Fri 22 Mar 1130 Lent term ends

SUMMER TERM

Mon 15 April 1400 Summer Term begins and boarders return

First & Second For m boarders return by 1800

Third & Upper 6th Form boarder s return by 2100

Tue 16 April 0900 Day pupil retur n 1125 Start of Summer Term Mass, Blessing of examination candidates, Abbey Church

Fri 3 May 1830 Confirmation Mass, Abbey Church

Sat 4 May 0930 OPEN MORNING

Sun 5 May 1000 Roberts House at Home

Thu 9 May 1125 Whole School Mass, Ascension of the Lord, Abbey Church

Sun 19 May

Barlow House at Home w 1000

Tue 21 May 0900 Second Form Retreat

Fri 24 May 1100 Coffee Morning – all welcome – Theatre Foyer 1130 Summer Half Term Begins

NB Fifth & Upper Sixth Form pupils sitting external exams on Friday 24th May will be permitted to remain onsite until their exam is complete. This should be a key consideration when making travel arrangements for your child.

Sun 2 Jun 1400 Summer Half Term Ends and boarders return

First & Second Form boarders return by 1800

Third to Upper Sixth Form boarders return by 2100

Mon 3 June 0800 Day pupils return

Tue 11 June 0900 Lower Sixth Form Retreat – Group One

Wed 12 June 0900 Lower Sixth Form Retreat – Group Two

Sun 16 June 1000 First Holy Communion Mass, Abbey Church

Fri 21 June 0900 First Form Retreat

Thu 27 June 1700 First to Lower Sixth Form Prize Assembly

Fri 28 June 1000 St Irenaeus, Prize Day Mass, Abbey Church

1400 Summer Term ends

1830 Upper Sixth Form Leavers’ Ball

Please note, school events may be subject to change. Parents will be notified of any date or time changes to events via email

SCHOLARSHIPS & ENTRANCE DAYS

Entrance Days

11+ Entrance Day on 11 January

13+ Entrance Day on 6 February

Scholarships

13+ Academic Scholarship – 22nd + 23 January 2024

13+ Drama Assessment – 23 January 2024

13+ Sports & Art Assessment – 24 January 2024

13+ Product Design & Music/Choral Assessment – 25 January 2024

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