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 2016/2017
Temperance Term 2016
Inset Days – Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September
(Induction Day for New Year 7 – Wednesday 7th September AM only.)
Reception Home Visits Week – Thursday, 8th September until Tuesday, 13th September
Reception Starts – Wednesday 14th September
Term Starts – Thursday 8th September
Half Term – Monday 24th October until Tuesday 1st November
Inset Day – Wednesday 2nd November
Back to School – Thursday 3rd November
Term Ends – Friday 9th December
Justice Term 2017
Inset Day – Tuesday 3rd January Term
Starts – Wednesday 4th January
Inset Day – Friday 17th February
Half Term – Monday 20th February until Friday 24th February
Term Ends – Friday 7th April
Courage Term 2017
Inset Day – Monday 24th April
Term Starts – Tuesday 25th April
Inset Day – Friday 26th May
Half Term– Monday 29th May until Friday 2nd June
Back to School – Monday, 5th June
Term Ends – Wednesday 12th July
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 – Friday 13th July
Start and Finish Times
Reception – 8.40am until 3.30pm (no after school clubs)
Year 1 – 6 – 8.30am until 3.40pm when they have no activities
Year 1 – 6 – 8.30am until 4.25pm when they do have an activity
Years 7 – 11– 8.20am until 4.30pm. 4pm 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:
3:30 – 4.00pm – £2.50
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 email@example.com to make a reservation.
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.
Compulsory activities will take place for all year groups except Reception.
Years 1 and 2 will have activities on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
Years 3 – 6 will have prep on Wednesday and activities on Thursday afternoons.
Year 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.