Term Dates and Times


This section of our website aims to provide the Chichester Free School community with dates and times of our forthcoming terms as well as the flow of our school day.

Term Dates 2017/2018

Temperance Term 2017
Inset Days – Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September
(Induction Day for New Year 7 – Wednesday 6th September AM only.)
(Induction Day for Reception Pupils – Thursday 7th September.)
Reception Home Visits Week – Friday 8th until Wednesday 13th September
Reception Starts – Thursday 14th September
Term Starts – Thursday 7th September
Half Term – Monday 23rd October until Tuesday 31st October
Inset Day – Wednesday 1st November
Back to School – Thursday 2nd November
Term Ends – Friday 15th December

Justice Term 2018
Inset Day – Thursday 4th January
Term Starts – Friday 5th January
Half Term – Monday 12th February until Friday 16th February
Inset Day – Monday 19th February
Term Ends – Thursday 29th March

Courage Term 2018
Inset Day – Monday 16th April
Term Starts – Tuesday 17th April
Half Term– Monday 28th May until Friday 1st June
Back to School – Monday 4th June
Term Ends – Thursday 12th July
Inset day – Friday 13th July

Term Dates 2018/2019

Temperance Term 2018
Inset Days – 3rd, 4th and 5th September
Term Starts – Thursday 6th September
(Induction Day for Reception Pupils – Thursday 6th September.)
Reception Home Visits Week – Friday 7th until Wednesday 12th September
Reception Starts – Thursday 13th September
Half Term – Monday 22nd October until Monday 29th October
Inset Day – Tuesday 30th October
Back to School – Wednesday 31st October
Term Ends – Friday 14th December

Justice Term 2019
Inset Day – Friday 4th January
Term Starts – Monday 7th January
Inset Day – Friday 15th February
Half Term – Monday 18th February until Friday 22nd February
Back to school – Monday, 25th February
Term Ends – Friday 5th April

Courage Term 2019
Inset Day – Tuesday 23rd April
Term Starts – Wednesday 24th April
Half Term– Monday 27th May until Friday 31st May
Back to School – Monday 3rd June
Term Ends – Friday 12th July

Start and Finish Times

Reception 9.05am until 3.50pm. 3.20pm finish on a Friday
Year 1 – Year 6 8.55am until 4.00pm (activities within the school day), 3.30pm finish on a Friday
Years 7 – 11 – 8.20am until 4.30pm. 4.00pm finish on a Friday.
Children will be able to arrive at any time from 7.30am and join our breakfast club. We trust this flexibility will help working parents but will have the added benefit of  easing congestion at start times. There is no charge for this unless you wish your child to have a light breakfast where a charge of 50p will apply.

The school will close at 6pm.

Wrap-around care (WAC) charges are as follows:
4.00 – 4.30pm – £2.50
4.30 – 5.00pm – £2.50
5.00 – 6.00pm – £5.00

*   Please note that co-curricular clubs are a compulsory part of the school day. Some co-curricular clubs may finish later than 4.30pm. There will be no charge for WAC for siblings or pupils waiting for car shares if the other pupil’s club goes beyond 4.30pm. However, the charge will stand after 5pm.  Any parent wishing to book their child in WAC must email Miss Cook on wac@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk to make a reservation.

School Assemblies
Secondary pupils have assemblies on a Monday and Friday. Primary pupils have a celebration assembly on a Friday. Primary and Secondary pupils have their own House assembly on a Wednesday and the whole school have a full house assembly once every half term.

Click here for our school calendar

School Activities
Compulsory activities will take place for all year groups except Reception.
Years 1 – 6 will have activities incorporated into the school day.
Years 7 – 9 have compulsory activities and supervised study built into the school day.
Year 10 and 11 have compulsory activities, supervised study and additional GCSE study built into the school day.