Wednesday 3rd October 2018 (4-7.30pm) – School Open Evening for prospective Year 6 parents/carers and students
Tuesday 20th November 2018 (7-9pm) – Newman College Open Evening for prospective Year 11 parents/carers and students
Monday 3rd September 2018
Thursday 4th October 2018
Friday 25th January 2019
Monday 22nd July 2019
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
19th September 2018 – Year 12 parents’ info evening
27th September 2018 – Year 13 parents’ evening
11th October 2018 – Year 7 meeting with form tutors
8th November 2018 – Year 11 parents’ evening
9th January 2019 – Year 9 options evening
17th January 2019 – Year 9 parents’ evening
28th February 2019 – Year 10 parents’ evening
21st March 2019 – Year 12 parents’ evening
28th March 2019 – Year 8 parents’ evening
2nd May 2019 – Year 7 parents’ evening
A-LEVEL: Thursday 15th August 2019
GCSE: Thursday 22nd August 2019
Christmas Day – 25th December 2018
Boxing Day – 26th December 2018
New Year’s Day – 1st January 2019
Good Friday – 19th April 2019
Easter Monday – 21st April 2019
May Day Bank Holiday – 6th May 2019
Spring Bank Holiday – 27th May 2019
Summer Bank Holiday – 26th August 2019
Summer Holiday 2018: 25th July – 31st August (3rd September is an INSET Day, 4th September is Year 7 start, 5th September is Years 8-11 start)
Autumn Half Term 2018: 22nd – 26th October
Christmas Holiday 2018: 20th December – 2nd January
Spring Half Term 2019: 18th February – 22nd February
Easter Holiday 2019: 8th April – 22nd April
Summer Half Term 2019: 27th May – 31st May
Summer Holiday 2019 starts: 22nd July (22nd + 23rd July are INSET Days)
October Half Term 2018
Brighton & Hove Council extended the Autumn Half Term for Brighton & Hove maintained schools in 2018. Following a detailed discussion at the Full Governing Body we decided to revert to a one week Half Term in October 2018. The five days holiday have instead been added to the Easter and Summer break: 8th April, 9th April, 24th July, 25th July and 26th July.
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.
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.