School Dates

Continuing Professional Development (CPD or INSET) days take place during the term dates as shown. Please check these dates as the school is closed to students on these days.

Occasionally, teachers may arrange for students to attend special classes or sessions on these days. Parents and carers will be informed in advance in such cases.

Please note all dates were accurate at the time of publication.

Key Dates

The School Day at Birchwood

8am School open to students – Café and Library open
8:45-9:00am Morning registration plus morning form time / administration and weekly assemblies*
*Students go straight to the Hall for AM registration on the day they have assembly
9:00-10:00am Period 1
10:00-11:00am Period 2
11:00-11:20am Morning break – hot and cold food available in the Café
11:20-12:20pm Period 3
12:20-1:20pm Period 4
1:20-2:00pm Lunchtime – hot and cold food available in the Café
1:55pm Bell to remind students to go to their lesson Period 5
2:00-3:00pm Period 5
3-3:10pm 10minute period for students to see teachers / teachers to see students and movement time to leave the site if not involved in an after-school activity
3:00-4:30pm Extra-curricular Clubs
Library and PLC open until 4pm each day for Homework

Term Dates

2021-22

Autumn Term 2021

Wednesday 1 September
– Tuesday 21 December

Half Term
W/B Monday 25 October

Please Note:

Friday 3 September – Year 7 and 12 only

Monday 6 September – Whole school starts

Spring Term 2022

Wednesday 5 January – 
Friday 1 April

Half Term
W/B Monday 14 February

Summer Term 2022

Tuesday 19 April
– Friday 22 July

Half Term
W/B Monday 30 May

CPD Days

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Thursday 2 September 2021

Friday 1 October 2021

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Thursday 21 July 2022

Friday 22 July 2022

2022-23

Autumn Term 2022

Spring Term 2023

Summer Term 2023

CPD Days

Key Dates

Autumn Term 2021

Friday 3 September
Year 7 and Year 12 school photographs

Tuesday 21 September
GCSE Information Evening

Thursday 30 September
Open Evening

Thursday 14 October
Year 11 Information Evening

Friday 15 October
Year 9 and Year 11 school photographs

Friday 22 October
House Charity Day

Wednesday 17 November
Sixth Form Open Evening

Monday 6 to Friday 10 December
School Musical

Monday 13 December
Years 7 to 11 Rewards Afternoon

Tuesday 14 December
Sixth Form Rewards Trip

Wednesday 15 December
Carols by Candlelight

Friday 17 December
House Charity Day

Spring Term 2022

Wednesday 12 January
Music Primary Workshop

Wednesday 26 January
Young Musician – Heats

Thursday 27 January
Young Musician – Concert

Tuesday 8 February
Year 8 Options Evening

Friday 11 February
House Charity Day

Friday 25 February
House Competition: Master Chef

Thursday 24 March
Spring Concert

Friday 25 March
House Charity Day

Thursday 31 March
Years 7-11 Rewards Afternoon

Friday 1 April
Sixth Form Rewards Afternoon

Summer Term 2022

Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
House: Feel Good Week

Tuesday 3 May
Young Choreographer of the Year – Heats

Wednesday 4 May
Young Choreographer of the Year – Final

Friday 6 May
Year 11 Leavers’ Breakfast

Thursday 12 May
Year 7 Meet the Tutors Evening

Friday 20 May
House Charity Day

Friday 27 May
Chamber Concert Evening

Monday 20 June
Dance/Drama Celebration Evening

Friday 24 June
Year 13 Leavers’ BBQ

Monday 4 to Friday 8 July
Enrichment Week
Year 12 Work Experience Week

Monday 11 July
Year 12 Rewards Day

Wednesday 13 July
Years 7-10 Rewards Afternoon

Thursday 14 July
Year 6 Induction Day
Year 6 Information Evening
Year 6 Faculty Fair

Friday 15 July
House Charity Day

 

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Reporting

Reporting dates will be added shortly

Year 7

  • Friday 10 December – Interim Report
  • Friday 1 April – Interim Report
  • Friday 17 June – Data Drop

Year 8

  • Friday 26 November – Data Drop
  • Friday 4 February – Interim Report
  • Friday 8 July – Summative Report

Year 9

  • Friday 26 November – Data Dop
  • Friday 11 February – Interim Report
  • Friday 8 July – Interim Report

Year 10

  • Friday 17 December – Interim Report
  • Friday 25 March – Data Drop
  • Friday 22 July – Data Drop

Year 11

  • Friday 8 October – Interim Report
  • Friday 17 December – Data Drop

Year 12

  • Friday 19 November – Data Drop
  • Friday 28 January – Interim Report
  • Friday 27 May – Data Drop

Year 13

  • Friday 22 October – Data Drop
  • Friday 28 January – Interim Report
  • Friday 1 April – Data Drop

Parents' Evenings

Year 13 – Tuesday 16 November 2021

Year 7 – Tuesday 18 January 2022

Year 11 – Tuesday 25 January 2022

Year 8 – Tuesday 8 March 2022

Year 12 – Tuesday 15 March 2022

Year 9 – Tuesday 22 March 2022

Year 10 – Tuesday 26 April 2022

Parents’ Evenings take place from 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Parents’ Evening information will be added in due course.