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Key Dates for 2023-2024

Please note that all dates may be subject to change at short notice.  
Any changes to the original date published, amendments, or new additions to the list, will be in red text.

Updated: 18.09.23


Autumn Term:  Monday 4th September – Friday 15th December 2023

Monday 18th September                                        School photos

Thursday 21st September                                      6.00pm, Year 11 Information Evening

Thursday 28th September                                      Inset Day 3

Thursday 28th September                                      6.00pm, Priestlands Open Evening

Friday 29th September                                            Inset Day 4

Tuesday 3rd October                                               9.15am, Priestlands Open Morning

Thursday & Friday 5th & 6th October                    Year 7 Fairthorne Activity Days

Thursday 5th October                                              6.00pm, Year 10 Information Evening, including Work Experience Briefing

Autumn Half-term:  Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October 2023

Thursday 9th November                                         6.00pm, Year 7 ‘Meet the Tutor’ Evening

Thursday 16th November                                       Class of 2023 Presentation Evening (time to be confirmed)

Thursday 23rd November                                       4.30pm, Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Friday 24th November                                            7.00pm, Friends of Priestlands Quiz Night in the Main Hall

Tuesday 12th December                                         7.00pm, Winter Concert

Friday 15th December                                             Last day of term

Spring Term:  Tuesday 2nd January – Thursday 28th March 2024

Tuesday 2nd January                                                Inset Day 5

Thursday 11th January                                             4.30pm, Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Thursday 25th January                                             6.00pm, Languages Information Evening

Thursday 1st February                                             6.00pm, Year 11 GCSE Exams Information Evening

Half-term:  Monday 12th – Friday 16th February 2024

Wednesday 6th March                                             4.30pm, Year 9 Curriculum Choices Evening

Thursday 14th March                                               4.30pm, Year 9 Parents Evening

Wednesday 20th March                                           6.00pm, Year 8 Curriculum Choices Evening

Thursday 21st March                                                7.00pm, Spring Cabaret Concert

Wednesday 27th March                                           4.30pm, Year 8 Parents Evening

Thursday 28th March                                               Last day of term

Summer Term:  Monday 15th April – Wednesday 24th July 2024

Thursday 25th April                                                   4.30pm, Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Friday 3rd May                                                            Inset Day 6

Monday 6th May                                                        BANK HOLIDAY

Thursday 9th May                                                      Year 11 GCSE Examinations expected to begin

(These dates are provisional and will be confirmed as soon as we know.  GCSE practical exams and oral exams usually take place throughout April and May therefore parents should avoid taking Year 11 students out of school throughout April, May and June.  Full information will be provided at the Year 11 Information Evening.)

Half-term:  Monday 27th – Friday 31st May 2024

Monday 24th June – Friday 5th July                        Year 10 Work Experience Fortnight

Wednesday 26th June – Friday 28th June              Year Group Activity Days

Wednesday 3rd July                                                 Year 11 Leavers' Assembly in the morning and the Year 11 Prom in the evening, exact times TBC

Tuesday 9th July                                                        Year 6 intake day

Friday 12th July                                                          Sports Day

Wednesday 24th July                                                Last day of term; students will finish at 12.15pm and buses will be re-arranged to collect them then



Priestlands Dates for academic year 2023-2024

At Priestlands the start date and the end date of the 2023-2024 academic year are not the same as Hampshire.  They differ by one day from Hampshire’s published dates.  Priestlands’ Autumn term 2023 started on Monday 4th September, one day LATER than Hampshire, and Priestlands' Summer term 2024 will end on Wednesday 24th July, one day LATER than Hampshire.

2023-2024: INSET days

  • Thursday 28th September 2023: also Open evening
  • Friday 29th September 2023
  • Tuesday 2nd January 2024
  • Friday 3rd May 2024