King James' School

Term Dates & Routines

Term dates and training days are as follows: 


Autumn Term 2019

Start of term Years 7 and 12 only: Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Start of term Years 8-11 and 13: Wednesday 4th September 2019
End of term: Friday 20th December 2019

Half term: 28th October to 1st November 2019

Training days: Monday 2nd September 2019, Friday 11th October 2019, Wednesday 27th November 2019


Spring Term 2020

Start of term: Monday 6th January 2020
End of term: Friday 3rd April 2020

Half term: 17th to 21st February 2020

Training days: Wednesday 18th March 2020


Summer Term 2020

Start of term: Monday 20th April 2020
End of term for students: Friday 17th July 2020

Half term: 25th to 29th May 2020

Bank Holiday: Friday 8th May 2020


The School Day

8.15am Library opens for all students
8.35am Students are expected to be on site
8.45am - 9.15am Registration / Assembly
9.15am - 10.15am Lesson 1
10.15am - 11.15am Lesson 2
11.15am - 11.35am Break
11.35am - 12.35pm Lesson 3
12.35pm - 1.15pm Lunch
1.15pm - 2.15pm Lesson 4
2.15pm - 3.15pm Lesson 5



There is an established pattern of school assemblies for each year group every week. They are entirely secular in nature and are used to celebrate achievement, promote the values that the school stands for, and encourage a sense of responsibility to others. Assemblies usually take the form of a talk supported by audio/visual technology, followed by an opportunity to reflect.

All students are expected to attend morning assemblies. Parents wishing to discuss this involvement should contact the school.