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Key Dates

In this section you can find the upcoming key dates, items in bold indicate where parents are invited.

Lower School spring term key dates

4 Jan First day of spring term
9 Jan Lower School clubs commence (except cheerleading)
10 Jan Second hand uniform shop, 8-8.30am
10 Jan Infant parent breakfast meeting, 8.30-9.15am
11 Jan Year 3 and 4 parent breakfast meeting, 8.30-9.15am
12 Jan Year 5 and 6 visit to British Museum
12 Jan Year 5 and 6 parent breakfast meeting, 8.30-9.15am
13 Jan Charity Committee toy sale
16 Jan Holroyde Howe nutritionist assembly and workshops
17 Jan Prep Class 2023 taster session
17 Jan Cheerleading club commences, 3.30-4.30pm
18 Jan Year 6 ISA netball tournament at Alleyn Court, 3pm
19 Jan Year 4-11 parent talk – Girls on Board, at Senior School, 7-8pm
20 Jan Open classrooms, 3-4pm
23 Jan Young Voices for Year 4-6 selected girls, at the O2
24 Jan U11 (Year 5 and 6) Netball v Lexden (home), 3.30-4.30pm
26 Jan Senior School experience event for Year 6 girls, at Senior School
27 Jan General Knowledge Quiz (Year 1-6 selected girls)
30 Jan-3 February National Story Telling Week
31 Jan Second hand uniform shop, 8.30-9am
1 Feb Year 3-6 after school music concert, 3.30-4.15pm
2 Feb Mini Explorers Forest School session, 10-11am
2 Feb U11 (Year 5 and 6 selected girls) Netball v Alresford (home), 3.30-4.30pm
3 Feb Charity Committee movie and burger night, 3.30-5.30pm
6-10 Feb Mental Health Week
6 Feb Parents’ Evening, 3.30-6pm
7 Feb Selected Year 4 Mighty Oak Public Speaking Competition
8 Feb Parents’ Evening, 3.30-6pm
9-10 Feb All About Me days
9 Feb NSPCC visit
13-17 Feb HALF TERM
21 Feb Second hand uniform shop, 8.30-9am
24 Feb Stand-up to Bullying day
1 Mar U11 (Y5 and 6 selected) Netball v St John’s (away), 3-4.30pm
2 Mar World Book Day
3 Mar PTA Cheese and Wine Evening at the Senior School, 7-10.30pm
5 Mar LAMDA Exams for selected Lower School and Senior School girls in Lower School Studio, 8am-5pm
6-10 Mar Eco Waste Week
7 Mar Year 3 Visit to Colchester Castle
8 Mar International Women’s Day
8 Mar Junior music concert, 6.30-8pm
9 Mar Year 5 and Year 6 Inter-house Netball
10 Mar Prep and Year 5 Road Safety sessions
10 Mar Year 3 and Year 4 Swimming Gala at First Strokes, 2-3pm
10 Mar Open Classrooms, 3-4pm
13 Mar Prep-Year 6 Space Dome Science Day
14 Mar Second hand uniform shop, 8.30-9am
14 Mar Year 4-6 to watch Senior School Fashion Show
15 Mar ISA U10 (Year 4 and 5 selected girls) Netball Tournament, at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
15 Mar Year 3 and 4 Production, 7-9pm
16 Mar Selected Year 5 and 6 Inter-House Netball (rearranged from 9/3/23)
16 Mar Mother’s Day PTA gift sale
16 Mar Year 3 and 4 Production, 7-9pm
17 Mar Prep to Year 3 group LAMDA exams
17 Mar Kindergarten and Lower School Open Day, 9.30-11.30am
17 Mar Mothering Sunday service for infants, at at St Albright’s Church, 1.45-3pm
18 Mar Kindergarten and Lower School Open Day, 9.30-11.30am
18 Mar Food and Craft Fair at Senior School, 10am-2pm
20-24 Mar Charity Week activities
20 Mar Year 2 Visit to Hyde Hall
20 Mar Year 1 Visit to Mountfitchet
21 Mar World Poetry Day
21 Mar Year 7 and Year 8 Beachcombing and Eco trip
24 Mar Easter Service at St Albright’s Church

Senior School spring term key dates

4 Jan First day of spring term
4 Jan Year 11 ICT Mock
5-6 Jan Year 11 GCSE Art Mock
7 Jan Selected Years 7-10 Basketball with Essex Rebels at University of Essex, 11am, finish time tbc
10 Jan Sports Leaders to Y3/4 athletics event at Northern Gateway
10 Jan Year 9 and Year 10 Public Speaking Competition Main Hall, 5-7pm
11 Jan Year 11 Netball v Philip Morant School (away)
11 Jan Year 9 Netball v Stanway School (away)
12 Jan Year 11 History group to Kelvedon Hatch Secret Bunker
12 Jan Swap Don’t Shop pop-up clothes exchange event in Senior School Main Hall 
17 Jan Senior School Parents’ Breakfast, 8.30-9.30am
17 Jan Year 10 and 11 GCSE Art and Photography Trip to National Gallery, London, 08.45-5.30pm
17 Jan Year 9 Basketball
17 Jan Webinar for Year 11 parents: How to Help Your Child Make Better Notes
18 Jan Year 10 and 11 careers talk from Dr Fordyce, 8am-9am
18 Jan Sports Leaders to Year 5/6 session at Thurstable School
18 Jan Year 10 Basketball
19 Jan Year 8 Basketball at The Gilberd
19 Jan Year 10 Modern Foreign Languages Trips Parents’ Meeting at Senior School, 5-6pm
19 Jan Years 4-11, Girls on Board Parent Talk at Senior School, 7-8pm
20 Jan Years 8-11 Spanish Play by visiting theatre company23-27 Jan Year 9 GCSE Options Week
24 Jan Year 10 Basketball v The Gilberd (away)
26 Jan Year 9 Essex Fire Service Education Hub visit
26 Jan Year 9 relationships information sessions
27 Jan Year 8 and Year 9 Latin Dance Workshop
30 Jan Year 7 and 8 author visit from Tamsin Winter
31 Jan Year 9, 10 and 11 play by visiting theatre group
31 Jan Year 8 Basketball v St Benedict’s College (away)
31 Jan Year 9 and 10 Basketball v Paxman Academy (away)
1 Feb Year 8-11 French play by visiting theatre group
1 Feb Year 9 GCSE Options Parents’ Evening Wed, 6-8.30pm
2 Feb Year 9 Core Subject Parents’ Evening 6-8.30pm
7 Feb All Scholars Parents’ Evening at Senior School, 5-6.30pm
8 Feb Year 9 Sports Leaders to Year 1 and Year 2 Football Festival at Thurstable School
10 Feb Year 7 and Year 8 Cross Country at Writtle College, 12-4.30pm
10 Feb Round Square Community Day for all Senior School students run by Comrie Scholars
13-17 Feb HALF TERM
20 Feb Year 8, 9 and 10 Parents’ Ski Trip Meeting in Senior School Dining Hall, 4.30-5.30pm
21 Feb Senior School non-uniform day for Turkey/Syria earthquake appeal in exchange for minimum £2 donation please.
21 Feb Year 8 Basketball v Colchester County High School for Girls (away), 3.30-5.30pm
21 Feb Year 9 Basketball v Philip Morant School (away), 3.30-5.30pm
22 Feb Year 9 and Year 10 Basketball v Paxman Academy (away), 3.30-5.30pm
27 Feb-10 Mar Fairtrade Fortnight activities
26-27 Feb Selected Year 10 students to Model United Nations Conference at Felsted School
27 Feb Selected Year 8 students to ISA Netball Tournament
28 Feb-3 March Years 10 and 11 French and Spanish trips to Paris and Granada
28 Feb Year 7 and Year 8 mixed (F) Basketball at Colne Community School, 3.20-5.20pm
2 Mar World Book Day activities
3 Mar PTA Cheese and Wine Evening at the Senior School, 7-10.30pm
5 Mar LAMDA Exams for selected Lower School and Senior School girls in Lower School Studio, 8am-5pm
6-10 Mar Eco Waste Week activities
6 Mar Year 11 GCSE PE Practical Moderation
7 Mar Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Training in Fordham
7 Mar Year 7 Parents’ Evening in school, 6-8.30pm
8 Mar Sports Leaders to Year 1 and Year 2 session at Thurstable School
9 Mar Year 10 Basketball v Stanway School (away), 3.30pm-5.30pm
10 Mar Senior School Open Day, 9.30-11:30am
10 Mar Selected Year 7-11 to ISA Cross Country event at Finborough School
11 Mar Senior School Open Day – girls asked to support until approx 12 midday, 9.30-11.30am
12 Mar Fashion Show Dress Rehearsal in Main Hall- Years 8 and 9 and Year 10 GCSE Textiles Students, 11am-2pm
13-17 Mar Science Week
13 Mar Fashion Show Dress Rehearsal – All Year 8 and 9 plus Year 10 GCSE Textiles students in Main Hall
14 Mar Year 7 (3v3) Basketball tournament at Thomas Lord Audley School, 3.30-5.30pm
14 Mar Year 9 Battlefields Trip Parents’ Presentation, 4-5pm in Senior School Dining Hall
15 Mar Sports Leaders to Year 5 and Year 6 High 5 Netball tournament at Thurstable School, 2-4.30pm
15 Mar Fashion Show for Year 8 and Year 9 and selected Year 10 Senior School parents in Main Hall, 7-9pm
16 Mar Fashion Show for Year 8 and Year 9 and selected Year 10 Senior School parents in Main Hall, 7-9pm
17 Mar Comic Relief Day
18-24 Mar Year 8-10 Ski trip
18 Mar Food and Craft Fair at Senior School, 10am-2pm
20-27 Mar Charity Week activities
21 Mar Sports Leaders to Year 5 and Year 6 High 5 Netball tournament at Thurstable School, 2-4.30pm
23 Mar Year 8 Parents’ Evening in School, 6-8.30pm
22 Mar Selected Year 7-11 to Colchester Schools Swimming Gala
24 Mar Selected Year 7-11 girls to Schools Prom Concert at Charter Hall (rehearsals 2pm-6.30pm, concert: 7-9.45pm)
24 Mar LAST DAY OF TERM, 3PM FINISH
24-27 Mar Selected Year 9s to Round Square Conference in Cobham Hall, Kent CANCELLED
27 Mar – 14 Apr EASTER HOLIDAY

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