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

2022-23

Summer Term 2022

Wednesday 20 April
– Wednesday 20 July

Half Term
W/B Monday 30 May

CPD Day
Tuesday 19 April

Autumn Term 2022

Monday 5 September –
Tuesday 20 December

Half Term
W/B Monday 24 October

Please Note:
Monday 5 September – Year 7 and 12 only
Tuesday 6 September – Whole school starts

CPD Day
Friday 30 September

Spring Term 2023

Friday 6 January – 
Friday 31 March

Half Term
W/B Monday 13 February

Summer Term 2023

Monday 17 April –
Wednesday 19 July
(school finishes at 1.30pm)

Half Term
W/B Monday 29 May

2022-23

Autumn Term 2022

Spring Term 2023

Summer Term 2023

CPD Days

Key Dates

Summer Term 2022

Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
House: Feel Good Week

Friday 13 May
Year 11 Leavers’ Breakfast

Friday 20 May
House Charity Day
Year 13 Leavers’ Event

Friday 27 May
Chamber Concert Evening

Monday 20 June
Dance/Drama Celebration Evening

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

Autumn Term 2022

Wednesday 7 September
Year 7 and Year 12 photos

Thursday 29 September
Open Evening

 

SPARE

Reporting

Reporting dates will be added shortly

Year 7

  • Friday 17 December – Interim Report
    *New Date*
  • 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 11 February – Interim Report
    * New Date *
  • Friday 1 April – Data Drop

Parents' Evenings

Year 13 – Tuesday 16 November 2021

Year 7 – Tuesday 25 January 2022
(This will be online. Moved from 18 January)

Year 11 – Tuesday 8 February 2022
(This will be face-to-face. Moved from 25 January)

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.