Key Dates

In this section you can find the upcoming key dates. Events highlighted in bold are those where parents are invited to attend.

Lower School summer term key dates

April

25 Apr: First day of summer term
27 Apr: Second hand uniform sale, 8.15-8.45am, Lower School studio
27 Apr: Junior Maths Challenge
28 Apr: U11 Netball v Lexden (away), 4.30pm return
29 Apr: Year 5 Netball v St Teresa’s (away), 4.30pm return

May

3 May: Class photos and Year 6 individual and leavers photographs
4 May: Mini Explorers Forest School session for 2-4 year olds, 10-11am
5 May: Year 4 public speaking competition
6 May: Prep-Year 3 group LAMDA exams
6 May: Open classrooms, after school until 4pm
9-13 May: Year 6 SATs week
10 May: Kindergarten parents’ evening, times TBC
12 May: Years 1 and 2 Fun Run (selected girls), 1-3pm
17 May: Junior parents breakfast meeting, 8.30-9.30am
17 May: Year 6 Rounders Tournament (selected girls), 1.30-4.30pm
17 May: Year 6 Maths Challenge vs Littlegarth TBC
18 May: Year 2 visit to RHS Hyde Hall
18 May: Second Hand Uniform Sale, 8.15-8.45am, Lower School studio
19 May: Prep-Year 2 parents breakfast meeting, 8.30-9.30am
19 May: Meeting for Prep Class September 2022 parents, 6.30-7.30pm
20 May: Platinum Jubilee Day
20 May: Open Classrooms, after school until 4pm
20 May: Prep-Year 2 Disco, 4.30-5.15pm
20 May: Years 3-6 Disco, 5.30-6.30pm
24 May: Maths Online Quiz (selected girls)
24-27 May: Year 5 and 6 residential visit to Malham Tarn
25 May: Prep Class September 2022 familiarisation session, 9-10am
25 May: Year 2-4 Music and Drama individual performances, 3.45-4.30pm
27 May: Year 1 visit to RHS Hyde Hall
30 May-3 Jun: Half term
30 May-1 Jun: SMASH

June

6 Jun: Years 3-6 Inter-School General Knowledge Quiz
7 Jun: Years 3 and 4 visit to BeWilderwood, 8.15am-4.30pm
7 Jun: Years 5 and 6 (selected girls) Aquathon at Holmwood House, 3-6.15pm
8 Jun: Years 5 and 6 Music and Drama individual performances, 3.45-4.30pm
9 Jun: Prep Class September 2022 familiarisation session, 9-10am
9 Jun: Years 5-6 Netball Tournament (selected girls)
14 Jun: Year 4 Creative Workshop and Year 5 STEM Workshop at the Senior School
15 Jun: Second Hand Uniform Sale, 8.15-8.45am, Lower School studio
15 Jun: Eco Swishing Event
15 Jun: Prep visit to Pizza Express and Hollytrees Museum
16 Jun: Years 5 and 6 Sports Day with Senior School students, The Garrison Track, 8.30am-12pm
17 Jun: Kindergarten and Lower School Open Morning
21 Jun: 2 Johns’s E-Safety Training for pupils
22 Jun: Kindergarten, Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 Sports Day, 1.20-3pm at the Lower School
23 Jun: Years 3 and 4 Sports Day, 1.30-3.30pm at the Lower School
23 Jun: 2 John’s E-safety Training for parents, 8-9.30pm
24 Jun: Charity Committee Dress up Day (who or what you aspire to become)
24 Jun: Prep Class September 2022 familiarisation session, 9-10am
24 Jun: Open Classrooms, after school until 4pm
29 Jun: Year 6 Crucial Crew

July

1 Jul: Moving up day and parents meet new teacher for 2022-23, 3.25pm
1 Jul: Outdoor Immersion Theatre Production, 4.30-7pm at the Lower School
6 Jul: Second hand uniform sale, 8.15-8.45am, Lower School studio
6 Jul: New St Mary’s Year 7 Student and Parent induction, 1.30-3.30pm at the Senior School
6 & 7: Jul Years 5 & 6 Production, 7-8pm, at the Lower School
11 Jul: Year 6 Leavers Assembly, 9-9.30am
9 Jul: PTA Platinum Party at the Lower School, 7-11pm
11 Jul: Sports Awards (selected Year 6 girls) at the Lower School, 6-8pm
12 Jul: Prize Giving, 9.30-10am for Kindergarten, 10.30-11.45am for Lower School, at the Lower School
12 Jul: Last Day of summer term, Lower School girls finish after Prize Giving

Senior School summer term key dates

April

25 Apr: First day of summer term
25-29 Apr: Year 11 Mock Exams
26 Apr: Year 9 Sports Leaders helping Years 5-6 at Change for Life Festival, 12:30-3pm
26 Apr: Year 8 Parents’ Evening via Teams and face-to-face, 5-7pm             
27 Apr: Year 7 Football Tournament (away) at St Helena School, 3.30-5pm
27 Apr: Year 9 Athletics at The Grammar School, 3.30-5.30pm
28 Apr: Year 8 Athletics at The Grammar School, 3.30-5.30pm
28 Apr: Grub in a Tub launched in assembly

May

2-4 May: Year 9 Bronze DofE Qualifying Expedition, The Chilterns
3-6 May: Year 10 Assessment Week
4 May: Year 7 Football Tournament (away) at St Helena School, 3-6pm
4 May: Year 7 Athletics at The Grammar School, 3.30-5.30pm
5 May: Year 10 Athletics at The Grammar School, 3.30-5.30pm
5 May: Year 11 Group Photo
6 May: Year 11 Leavers’ Day
11 May: U14’s Football tournament at St Helena School, 3.30-5pm
12 May: Colchester Schools Athletics Championships, Garrison Track (selected girls), 11am-3.45pm
16 May: Year 11 GCSE exams begin
17 May: Year 9 Sports Leaders helping Year 6 rounders tournament, 12.30-4pm
18 May: Heads of House Meeting
18 May: Year 8 Parents’ Meeting for residential trip to Cornwall, 3.45pm
19 May: Year 7 CV Rounders, 3.15-5.45pm
18 May: U14’s Football tournament at St Helena School, 3.30-5pm
20 May: Jubilee celebration, afternoon, 3-4.30pm 
23 May: Parents Feedback Meeting on Reports, 4-5pm or 5-6pm
21-24 May: Year 10 Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Qualifier, River Wye
23-27 May: KS3 Assessments Week
25 May: Year 11 GCSE Breakfast, 8.15-8.45am
25 May: U16’s  Football tournament at St Helena School, 3.30-5.30pm
25 May: Year 10 Parents’ Evening via Teams, 4.30-6.15pm and face-to-face, 6.45-8.15pm
26 May: Feet and Shoe Bake Sale
27 May: Launch of the ‘Design a Shoe’ competition and the ‘Walkathon’ (Catherine Bullen Foundation)
30 May-3 Jun: Half term

June

6 Jun: Year 7 Geography Fieldtrip to Walton-on-the-Naze, 9.15am-3.30pm
6 Jun: Year 7 Paddle Boarding and Kayaking Sessions, Mersea, after school
7 Jun: Year 11 GCSE Breakfast, 8.15-8.45am
7 Jun: Year 9 Paddle Boarding and Kayaking Sessions, Mersea, after school
7 Jun: Year 8 Science visit to Colchester Zoo, 9.30am-3pm
7 Jun: Year 10 parents’ meeting for residential trip to Somerset, 3.45pm
7 June: Year 7 CV Rounders, 3.15-5.45pm
7 Jun: Year 9 Musical Showcase, 11.30am-12pm      
8 Jun: ‘Anything but School Shoes’ Day (Catherine Bullen Foundation)
8 Jun: Year 7 parents’ meeting for residential trip to Harrogate and York, 3.45pm
9 Jun: Bags2School collection
9 Jun: Year 10 sailing and kayaking at Alton Walter, 9am-3.30pm
9 Jun: Art & Photography GCSE Summer Show 2022, 5.30-7.30pm
10 Jun: Year 11 GCSE Breakfast, 8.15-8.45am
10 Jun: House Meeting
10 Jun: Deadline of the ‘Design a Shoe’ competition (Catherine Bullen Foundation)
10 Jun: ‘Wear it Purple’ Day – Non-Uniform
13 Jun: Year 11 GCSE Breakfast, 8.15-8.45am
13 Jun: Eco Team Bake Sale
13 Jun: Year 10 Geography trip meeting, 3.45pm
14 Jun: Year 9 Sports Leaders Commonwealth Games Day at Corporal Budd Gymnasium, 9am-3pm
14 Jun: Year 9 parents’ meeting for residential trip to Isle of Wight, 3.45pm
15 Jun: Year 11 GCSE Breakfast, 8.15-8.45am
15 Jun: Years 8, 9 and 10 Spanish Language Play, 1.30-2.45pm
15 Jun: Year 8 Rounders Tournament at St Benedict’s, 3-5.30pm
16 Jun: Sports Day, The Garrison Track, 9am-3pm
17 Jun: Deadline for Year 10 submitting entries for designing a ‘Garden of Remembrance’
17 Jun: Year 8 Science Fair
17 Jun: Year 7 and 8 Musical Showcase, 2.30-3.30pm
20 Jun: Year 11 GCSE Breakfast, 8.15-8.45am
20 Jun: Year 10 Graduate Fashion Week trip to London
20 Jun: Year 8 Paddle Boarding and Kayaking Taster Sessions, Mersea, after school
21 Jun: 2 Johns’s e-safety training for students
21 Jun: Year 7 CV Rounders, 3.15-5.45pm
22 Jun: Year 9 Sports Partnership
23 Jun: Year 11 GCSE Breakfast, 8.15-8.45am
23 Jun: 2 John’s e-safety training for parents, 8-9.30pm
24 Jun: Eco non-uniform day (£2 donation)
27 Jun-1 Jul: Activities Week

July

4 Jul: Year 8 DofE Intro Day
4-8 Jul: Year 10 Geography residential trip to Snowdonia
4-5 Jul: Year 11 residential trip to London
6 Jul: New Year 7 Parents’ Afternoon, 1.30-3pm
6 Jul: Moving up and meet the Principal evening, 6-7.30pm
8 Jul: Year 8 Textiles visit to Braintree Museum and Warner’s Silk Archive
8 Jul: Year 11 Prom at the Lower School, 7.30pm
9 Jul: Tendring Show
9 Jul: PTA Platinum Party at the Lower School, 7-11pm
11 Jul: Sports Awards Evening at the Lower School, 6-8pm
12 Jul: Prize Giving at the Lower School, 1.45-3pm       
12 Jul: Last day of term

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Mrs Justine Tierney

01206 594180

registrar@stmaryscolchester.org.uk