Term Dates

Ashbourne complements its academic excellence with an exciting programme of events and activities for all tastes.

Term dates

Autumn Term 2023
First day of term
Monday 4th September 2023
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2023
End of term
Friday 15th December 2023, 1pm
Inset day (no lessons) Thursday 19th October
Inset day (no lessons) Tuesday 12th December
January Intakes 2024
New students registration Thursday 4th January 2024
New students first day of term
Monday, 8th January 2024
Spring Term 2024
First day of term for returning students
Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024
End of term
Friday 22nd March 2024
Inset day (no lessons) – Year 12 must attend inset day programme
Wednesday 7th February
Easter Revision 2024
Week 1
Monday 25th March 2024
Week 2
Monday 1st April 2024
Week 3
Monday 8th April 2024
Summer Term 2024
First day of term
Monday 15th April 2024
There is no half-term or study leave, except for Bank Holidays, Monday 6 May 2024
End of term
Friday 24th May 2024
Public exam dates 2024
GCSE From Thursday 9th May
A level From Monday 13th May
Contingency day Wednesday 26th June
Registration 2024/2025
New A level Year 12 students (Online)
New A level Year 13 students (Online PM)
Year 13 A level students (Year 12 students moving into Year 13)
GCSE students (Online AM)
Mock exams
Mock exams 2023/2024
Autumn Half Term 1 (HT1) Mock Week Monday 9th October 2023
Autumn Half Term 2 (HT2) Mock Week Monday 4th December 2023
Spring Half Term 3 (HT3) Mock Week Monday 29th January 2024
Spring Half Term 4 (HT4) Mock Week in examination hall (normal classes resume on Thursday 14th March) Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th March 2024
Coursework deadlines
Coursework deadlines 2024
Internally assessed coursework submission

Friday 22nd March

A level coursework submission


Report deadlines
Report deadlines 2023/2024
Half term
Teachers’ deadline
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Autumn Half Term 1 (HT1)
Thursday 19 October
Wednesday 25th October
Autumn Half Term 2 (HT2)
Wednesday 13th December
Wednesday 20th December
Spring Half Term 3 (HT3)
Thursday 8th February
Wednesday 14th February
Spring Half Term 4 (HT4)
Thursday 21st March
Wednesday 27th March
Parents' evenings
Parents’ evenings 2023/2024
GCSE and Year 12
Year 13
Tuesday 31st October
Thursday 9th November
GCSE and Year 12
Year 13
Tuesday 20th February
Thursday 29th February
Application deadlines
Application deadlines 2023/2024
Conservatoire applications Monday 2nd October
UCAS deadline for Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary & Dentistry applications Monday 16th October 2023
Internal university application deadline (not Oxbridge, Medicine & Dentistry) Monday 30th October
UCAS deadline for all applications Wednesday 31st January 2024
Career events
Career events 2023/2024
Parents’ career talk (Year 12) Thursday 16th November
Year 12 careers day (inset) Wednesday 7th February
Opening evenings
Opening evenings 2023/2024
Autumn 2023 Wednesday 18th October
Spring 2024 Wednesday 6th March
Summer 2024 Thursday 30th May
Scholarship events
Music and Drama scholarship day 2023
Music and Drama scholarship day 2023 Wednesday 15th November
College trips
College trips 2023/2024
European trip Saturday 10th to Thursday 15th February
Music and arts events
Music and arts events 2023/2024
Chamber Concerts TBC
Creative Arts Event TBC
Art and Design Exhibition TBC
Honours and leavers
Honours and leavers 2023/2024
Autumn Honour roll nomination deadline Friday 8th December
Spring Honour roll nomination deadline Friday 15th March
Honour roll winners announcement Friday 22nd March
Leavers’ Awards Dinner Friday 24th May
Staff events
Staff events 2023/2024
Staff Christmas lunch Friday 15th December
Annual quiz night Friday 15th March
Staff picnic Friday 28th June
Ashbourne Revue
Ashbourne Revue 2023
Rehearsal 1 Tuesday 12th December
Rehearsal 2 Wednesday 13th December
Event Thursday 14th December
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