King James' School

School Dates & Routines

Term dates and training days are as follows: 

Autumn Term 2016

Start of term: 5th September 2016
End of term: 16th December 2016

Half-term: 24th to 28th October 2016

Training days: 5th September 2016, 17th November 2016

6th September - school open for Year 7 and Year 12 only. 7th September - school open to all students.

Spring Term 2017

Start of term: 3rd January 2017
End of term: 7th April 2017

Half term: 20th to 24th February 2017

Training days: 3rd January 2017, 10th March 2017

Summer Term 2017

Start of term: 24th April 2017
End of term for students: 21st July 2017

Half term: 29th May to 2nd June 2017

The School Day

8.15am Library opens for all students
8.35am Students are expected to be on site
8.45am - 9.15am Registration / Assembly
9.15am - 10.15am Lesson 1
10.15am - 11.15am Lesson 2
11.15am - 11.35am Break
11.35am - 12.35pm Lesson 3
12.35pm - 1.25pm Lunch
1.25pm - 2.25pm Lesson 4
2.25pm - 3.25pm Lesson 5
3.35pm School buses depart


There is an established pattern of school assemblies for each year group every week. They are entirely secular in nature and are used to celebrate achievement, promote the values that the school stands for, and encourage a sense of responsibility to others. Assemblies usually take the form of a talk supported by audio/visual technology, followed by an opportunity to reflect.

All students are expected to attend morning assemblies. Parents wishing to discuss this involvement should contact the school.