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 and next school year


MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Thu 27 - Fri 28 August Removes to Manor Adventure
Tue 1 September Staff INSET day
Wed 2 September Induction for Removes and L6 (timings tbc)
Thu 3 September MICHAELMAS TERM begins
Fri 9 October School closed for INSET and preparation for Open Day
Sat 10 October OPEN MORNING (for Junior School and Infant School)
OPEN AFTERNOON (for Senior School)
Thu 22 - Fri 30 October Half Term holiday
Fri 18 December MICHAELMAS TERM ENDS for JS and Infant School pupils at 3.00pm (after Carol Service, Cathedral, 2pm)
MICHAELMAS TERM ENDS
for Senior School pupils at 8.00pm (after Carol Service, Cathedral, 7pm)
LENT TERM 2016
Mon 4 January Staff INSET day
Tue 5 January LENT TERM begins
Fri 22 January School closed for the Entrance examinations and assessments
Mon 15 - Fri 19 February Half Term Holiday
Wed 23 March LENT TERM ENDS for Senior and Junior School pupils at 11.30am, (after Cathedral Service, 10.30am)
LENT TERM ENDS
for Infant School pupils at 12noon, (no Cathedral service for Infant school pupils)
SUMMER TERM 2016
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)
Thurs 7 July SUMMER TERM ends for Senior School pupils at 1.00pm, (after Cathedral Service and Prizegiving at the Racecourse)
SUMMER TERM ends for Junior School pupils at 10.30am, (after Cathedral Service, 9.30am)
SUMMER TERM ends for Infant School pupils at 12noon, (no Cathedral service for Infant school pupils)
MICHAELMAS TERM 2016
Tue 30 – Wed 31 August Removes to Manor Adventure
Thu 1 September Staff INSET day
Fri 2 September Induction for Removes and L6 (timings tbc)
Mon 5 September MICHAELMAS TERM begins for all pupils
Fri 16 September 475th Anniversary of The King's School, Thanksgiving Service, Cathedral, time tbc
Fri 14 October School closed for INSET and preparation for Open Day
Sat 15 October OPEN MORNING (for Junior School and Infant School)
OPEN AFTERNOON (for Senior School)
Mon 24 Oct – Tue 1 Nov Half Term Holiday
Thu 15 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends for Junior and Infant School pupils at 4.00pm (after Carol Service, Cathedral in the a fternoon, time tbc)
MICHAELMAS TERM ends for Senior School pupils at 8.00pm
(after Carol Service, Cathedral , 7pm )

LENT TERM 2017
Tue 3 January Staff INSET day
Wed 4 January LENT TERM begins for all pupils
Fri 20 January School closed for the Entrance examinations and assessments
Mon 20 – Fri 24 February Half Term Holiday
Fri 31 March LENT TERM ends for Senior and Junior School pupils at 11.30am, (after Cathedral Service, 10.30am)
LENT TERM ends for Infant School pupils at 12noon, (no Cathedral service for Infant school pupils)
SUMMER TERM 2017
Tue 18 April Staff INSET day
Wed 19 April SUMMER TERM begins for all pupils
Mon 1 May The school is closed for the Bank Holiday
Mon 29 – Fri 2 June Half Term Holiday (including Late Spring Bank Holiday)
Thu 6 July SUMMER TERM ends for Senior School pupils at 1.00pm, (after Cathedral Service and Prizegiving at the Racecourse)
SUMMER TERM ends for Junior School pupils at 10.30am, (after Cathedral Service, 9.30am)
SUMMER TERM ends for Infant School pupils at 12noon, (no Cathedral service for Infant school pupils)

Please also note the following:

Fri 14 October 2016
School is closed in preparation for the Open Day

Sat 15 October 2016
OPEN MORNING (for Junior School and Infant School) Please note that most Junior School pupils will be expected in school on the morning of Saturday 15th in lieu of Friday 14th so please ensure their availability. Infant School pupils will not be expected attend.
OPEN AFTERNOON (for Senior School) Please note that most Senior School will be expected in school on the afternoon of Saturday 15th in lieu of Friday 14th so please ensure their availability.

Fri 20 January 2017
School is closed for Entrance examinations and assessments.

Cathedral services
Attendance is compulsory at all Cathedral services for pupils of all/no religions. Parents are responsible for getting pupils to the Cathedral in time for registration and for collecting them afterwards. Services last no more than an hour.

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