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.

Visit our Interactive Calendar for sports fixtures and key events.

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

2020-21

Autumn Term 2020

Friday 4 September
– Friday 18 December

Half Term
W/B Monday 26 October

Please Note:

Friday 4th September. Year 7 and 12 only

Monday 7th September. Year 7 and 13 only

Tuesday 8th September. Year 7, 11, 12 and 13

Wednesday 9th September. All Year Groups

Spring Term 2021

The spring term ends on Friday 26 March

Half Term
W/B Monday 15 February

Easter Holiday

Monday 29 March –
Friday 9 April

Summer Term 2021

Monday 12 April
– Tuesday 20 July

Half Term
W/B Monday 31 May

CPD Days

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Thursday 3 September 2020

Friday 2 October 2020

Monday 4 January 2021

Tuesday 5 January 2021 (Additional training day)

Wednesday 21 July 2021

Thursday 22 July 2021

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

Key Dates

Autumn Term 2020

Tuesday 8 September
Year 7/12, School Photos

Tuesday 15 September
Year 8 HPV1 Vaccinations

Tuesday 15 September
PSFA meeting evening
7.00pm-9.00pm

Thursday 1 October
Open Evening
Our Open Evening will now be a virtual event on the school website

Friday 16 October
Year 11, School photos

Tuesday 3 November
PSFA meeting
7.00pm-9.00pm

Thursday 12 November
Sixth Form Open Evening
Our Sixth Form Open Evening is now being held online

Tuesday 17 November
Year 13 Parents’ Evening
Online

Tuesday 8 December
Year 10 Parents’ Evening
This will now take place in the spring term

Spring Term 2021

Tuesday 9th February
Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Summer Term 2021

SPARE

Reporting

Reporting dates will be added shortly

Year 7

  • Friday 11 December – Interim Report

Year 8

  • 27 November – Data Drop

Year 9

  • 27 November – Data Drop

Year 10

  • 13 November – Data Drop (rescheduled from 9 October)

Year 11

  • 13 November – Data Drop (rescheduled from 9 October)

Year 12

  • 20 November – Data Drop

Year 13 

  • 23 October – Data Drop

Parents' Evenings

Year 13 – Tuesday 17 November 2020

Year 10 – Tuesday 9 February 2021

Parents’ Evenings take place from 4.00pm – 7.00pm

We are currently reviewing our Parents’ Evenings.