Key Dates

In this section you can find the upcoming key dates. Please note that dates added to the calendar since the start of term are in bold.

Lower School


13 November: Coffee Morning, 8.30am

13 November: Mini Explorers, 10.00am-11.00am

13 November: Year 5 and 6 Hockey vs Gosfield (away)

14 November: Year 3 and 4 Netball vs St Margaret’s at home, 2pm

15 November: Children in Need

15 November: Flu Immunisations

15 November: PTA Lower School Party Games/Disco Evening: Infants, 4.45pm-5.30pm Juniors, 5.45pm-6.45pm

18 November: Scholarship interviews at the Senior School

19 November: Drama Scholarship interviews at the Lower School

19 November: Book Swap, 8.30am

19 November: Year 5/6 National Science Quiz at New Hall School, 2.00pm-3.00pm

20 November: U11 Hockey vs St Margaret’s (away), 2pm

25 November: Eco ‘Switch-Off’ Day

26 November: Mini Movers, 10.00am-11.00am

26 November: Head Girls’ Lunch

26 November: Year 5 Japanese Embassy Visit

27 November: Bring and Buy Sale (Charity Event)

27 November: Cut Hedge Cross Country, 9am – 12.30pm, Gosfield

28 November: Year 3 Synagogue visit, 9.15-12noon

29 November: Lower School Wassail, 7.00pm at the Senior School


2 December: Infant Nativity Dress Rehearsal, 1.30pm (to pupils and staff only)

3 December: Book Swap, 8.30am

3 December: Infant Nativity, 2.00pm

4 December: Infant Nativity, 9.00am

4 December: Kindergarten Nativity Dress Rehearsal, 2.00pm

5 December: Kindergarten Nativity, 9.00am

6 December: Year 5/6 Swimming Gala, 2.00pm

10 December: Whole School Panto Visit to see Cinderella at the Mercury Theatre, Abbey Fields

10 December: Christmas Lunch

10 December: PTA Wreath Making

11 December: Last Day of Clubs

12 December: Charter Hall Carol Service – Cancelled due to the General Election

13 December: Christmas Jumper Day

13 December: Christmas Service at St Albright’s Church

Last Day of Term, 2.30pm Finish

Senior School


13 November: Beauty & The Beast Performance, 7.30pm

13 November: Sports Leaders at Year 3 and 4 Change for life festival, Thurstable School 1:30 – 3pm, retuning to SMS at 3:40pm

13 November: School Council Youth Voice Development Day

14 November: Beauty & The Beast Performance, 7.30pm

15 November: Beauty & The Beast Performance, 7.30pm

15 November: Children in Need

19 November: Year 8 Geography and Science Students’ trip to Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, 7.30am-5.30pm

21 November: Blood Brothers Drama Trip, 4pm

21 November: Years 9 and 10 Rotary Young Chef competition – Colchester heat, 5pm-9pm

22 November: French Play, Drama Studio

22 November: GCSE Awards Evening, 7pm-9.30pm

29 November: French Play


2 December: Year 7 ESB Examination

2-10 December: Year 11 Mock Examinations

5 December: Year 7 Mercury Theatre, Abbeyfield trip to see Cinderella

5 December: Bag2School collection

6 December: Senior Wassail, 7pm-9pm

9 December: Year 9 ESB Examination

10 December: Buddies’ Christmas Party

10 December: Year 5 and 6 Indoor Athletics at Essex University 9:30am–3:40pm, returning to St Marys at 4:15pm

11 December: Christmas Lunch

12 December: Charter Hall Carol Service – Cancelled due to the General Election

12 December: MegaBowl, 3pm-5pm

13 December: End of Autumn Term, 3pm Finish

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