Tuesday 3rd October 2017 (4-7.30pm) – School Open Evening for prospective Year 6 parents/carers and students
Tuesday 10th October 2017 (7-9pm) – Newman College Open Evening for prospective Year 11 parents/carers and students
Friday 1st September 2017
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Monday 29th January 2018
Thursday 12th April 2018
Friday 13th April 2018
19th September 2017 – Year 11 parents’ info evening
20th September 2017 – Year 12 parents’ info evening
28th September 2017 – Year 13 parents’ evening
12th October 2017 – Year 7 meeting with form tutors
16th November 2017 – Year 11 parents’ evening
10th January 2018 – Year 9 options evening
18th January 2018 – Year 9 parents’ evening
8th March 2018 – Year 8 parents’ evening
15th March 2018 – Year 12 parents’ evening
19th April 2018 – Year 10 parents’ evening
3rd May 2018 – Year 7 parents’ evening
A-LEVEL: Thursday 16th August 2018
GCSE: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Christmas Day – 25th December 2017
Boxing Day – 26th December 2017
New Year’s Day – 1st January 2018
Good Friday – 30th March 2018
Easter Monday – 2nd April 2018
May Day Bank Holiday – 7th May 2018
Spring Bank Holiday – 28th May 2018
Summer Bank Holiday – 27th August 2018
Christmas Holiday 2017: 21st December – 1st January (2nd January is an INSET Day)
Spring Half Term 2018: 12th February – 16th February
Easter Holiday 2018: 30th March – 11th April (12th + 13th April are INSET Days)
Summer Half Term 2018: 28th May – 1st June
Summer Holiday 2018 starts: 25th July
October Half Term 2018
Brighton & Hove Council have extended the Autumn Half Term for Brighton & Hove maintained schools in 2017. Currently Brighton and Hove Local Authority plan for their schools to have another two week October Half Term in 2018. Following a detailed discussion at the Full Governing Body in September we have decided to revert to a one week Half Term in October 2018. Our October Half Term in 2018 will run from 22nd – 26th October and we expect students to be back in school on Monday 29th October at 8.40am.
Our decision to revert to a one week half term in October 2018 has been widely supported.
These are our reasons for this decision:
1. We are losing one week of prime learning time. The five days added on to the rest of the school year to enable this extended half term partly come in the second half of the Summer term. Our Year 11 and Year 13 students are not in school at that time as they have finished their examinations so they are being deprived of important teaching in the run up to those public exams. For students in other years a two week half term interrupts the momentum of learning which has built up since we started the school year just six weeks ago.
2. The main argument for a two week October half term is that it enables disadvantaged families to have a holiday at a lower price than they would have to pay at peak times. This may be so in a few cases. However many families will not be able to take advantage of this for a variety of reasons. Moreover, as those of us with teenage children know, school holiday periods –whether spent at home or abroad – often lead to significantly increased expenses. Many of our families will now have an unwelcome, additional, source of expense between a costly Summer and a costly Christmas.
3. Having a two week October half term puts us out of kilter with East and West Sussex. Our catchment area spreads into both of these counties. Parents and carers who have children at schools in these counties as well as at Cardinal Newman Catholic School are now having to make additional arrangements to facilitate the different half terms.
You can view our School Term and Holiday Dates for 2018/19 here: School Calendar 2018-2019
To view all of our events and holidays, please view our Events Calendar.
For other school-related calendars, please visit the Brighton & Hove City Council website.