IB and Pre-IB term dates

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Autumn Term 2018
Thursday 30 AugustArrivals Day — first-year IB and all other new students
Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 SeptemberIB and Pre-IB Orientation
Sunday 2 SeptemberArrivals Day — remaining second-year students return between 10:00 and 20:00
Monday 3 September09:00 — Classes start
Friday 19 OctoberTeaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 20 OctoberDeparture Day – students leave by 12:00
Half-term holiday – college closed to students
Sunday 28 OctoberArrivals Day – student return between 10:00 and 20:00
Friday 14 DecemberTeaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 15 DecemberDeparture Day — students leave by 12:00
Christmas holiday – college closed to students
Spring Term 2019
Thursday 03 JanuaryArrivals Day  students return and new students arrive
Parent-Teacher meetings 15:30 – 17:30
Friday 04 January09:00 – IB classes start
Orientation for Pre-IB students
Friday 15 FebruaryTeaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 16 FebruaryDeparture Day – students leave by 12:00
Half-term holiday – college closed to students
Sunday 24 FebruaryArrivals Day – students return between 10:00 and 20:00
Monday 25 February09:00 – classes start
Friday 5 AprilTeaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 6 AprilDeparture Day – students leave by 12:00
Easter holiday – college closed to students
Summer Term 2019
Tuesday 23 AprilArrivals Day  students return between 10:00 and 20:00
Wednesday 24 April09:00 – classes start
Thursday 2 May – Friday 24 MayFinal exams for second year students
Tuesday 21 May – Monday 27 MayTerm 3 exams for first year students
Tuesday 28 MayGraduation Day for second year IB students
Wednesday 29 MayDeparture Day for second year IB students – all graduating students leave by 12.00
Saturday 8 June – Thursday 13 JuneScience field courses for first year IB students
Friday 21 JuneClasses finish at 13:15. Parent -Teacher meetings 14:00 – 16:00
Saturday 22 JuneDeparture Day – first year IB and Pre-IB students – students leave by 10:00

Kevin – Indonesian

Kevin - recent IB graduate from St Clare's Oxford

Design at Melbourne University Australia

Coming here is such a unique experience and is one that allows anyone to grow and develop themselves for the better! You meet the nicest of friends and the most supportive of teachers and staff that integrate with you in a level found nowhere else.  It has definitely prepared me for my next stage in life as I come out a more independent and determined person.

Further Reading

IB Orientation Olympics

The orientation weekend would not be complete without the Orientation Olympics. This is an annual event for new students arriving to study Pre-IB or IB and each student is assigned a team: Blue, Green, Yellow or Red. They play a range of fun games...

Duke of Edinburgh Award

  St Clare’s is a Licensed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Centre.  We offer our students the opportunity to complete the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as direct entrants. The Gold Award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in five sections,...

Bletchley Park Visit

  On the 29 April 2018, 11 IB students and 4 teachers visited Bletchley Park, the place which was once the central site for British codebreakers during World War Two. The location, famous for where Alan Turing broke the enigma code is perfect our history students as...

Do you have any questions about these dates?

We are happy to advise you about starting dates and holidays.

Contact Elena Hesse, Vice Principal – Pastoral

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