King's Chester is the one of the top independent, private day schools for boys and girls. It has Junior (preparatory), Senior and Sixth Form sections and takes pupils from Cheshire, Shropshire, the Wirral and North Wales. It consistently achieves somes of the best academic results in the area; offers academic bursaries; and is well known for its sports, rowing and music.

Term Dates

Term dates for the current school year and the next school year

Mon 20 April Staff INSET day
Tue 21 April SUMMER TERM begins
Mon 4 May The school is closed for the Bank Holiday
Mon 25 - Fri 29 May Half Term holiday (including Late Spring Bank Holiday)
Thurs 9 July SUMMER TERM ends at 1pm
(after Cathedral Service, 9.30am and Prizegiving at the Racecourse)
Thu 27 - Fri 28 August Removes to Manor Adventure
Tue 1 September Staff INSET day
Wed 2 September Induction for Removes, Fourths and L6 (timings tbc)
Thu 3 September MICHAELMAS TERM begins
Fri 9 October The school is closed for INSET and preparation for Open Morning on Sat 10 Oct.  Please note that pupils will be expected in school for the Open Morning.
Thu 22 - Fri 30 October Half Term holiday
Fri 18 December MICHAELMAS TERM ends at 7.30pm
(after Carol Service, Cathedral, 6.30pm)
Mon 4 January Staff INSET day
Tue 5 January LENT TERM begins
Fri 22 January The school is closed for the Entrance Examination 
Mon 15 - Fri 19 February Half Term Holiday
Wed 23 March LENT TERM ends at 11.30am
(after Cathedral Service, 10.30am)
Fri 15 April Staff INSET day
Mon 18 April SUMMER TERM begins
Mon 2 May The school is closed for the Bank Holiday
Mon 30 - Fri 3 June Half Term Holiday (including Late Spring Bank Holiday)
Fri 8 July SUMMER TERM ends
after Cathedral Service (time tbc)

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