Events

 

Orchard School Events' List 

 

Key: Green = Parents’ Evenings, term dates etc. Red = GCSE and exams. Purple = general. Blue = sport.

 

 

 

Please note that extra dates will be added to the calendar during the academic year. Updated calendars will be issued at the start of each term.

 

 

Last updated 24th September 2017

 

 

Academic year 2017 - 2018

 

 

 

Term 1

September

25

Monday

PDP – Year 10 letters of application

27

Wednesday

Under 11 Hockey v. Westbourne – home

29

Friday

Presentation Evening – Retford Town Hall 7 p.m.

 

 

October

2

Monday

Under 11 Hockey v. Burton Hathow – home

3

Tuesday

Form and Individual Photographs

4

Wednesday

Under 9 & Under 11 Mixed Hockey v. Burton Hathow – away

6

Friday

Under 16 Hockey v. Lincoln Minster – away

10

Tuesday

Under 9 Mixed Tag Rugby v. Westbourne – home

11

Wednesday

Under 13 Rugby v. Westbourne – away (Abbeydale)

Mrs Paxman’s Trip

12

Thursday

Under 15 Hockey v. Westbourne – away (Abbeydale)

18

Wednesday

Year 7 + new Year 9 starters CAT4 testing lesson 3

Harvest Festival 3 p.m.

19

Thursday

Year 7 + new Year 9 starters CAT4 testing lesson 5

New Parents’ Evening 5-7 p.m.

20

Friday

Year 7 + new Year 9 starters CAT4 testing lesson 5

Year 4 CAT4 testing in ICT lesson

Year 11 interviews - Futures

Under 16 Hockey v. Lincoln Minster – away

23

Monday

Start of half term

27

Friday

End of half term

30

Monday

Start of Year 10 Statistics Controlled Assessment (normal lesson time)

31

Tuesday

Halloween ‘dress-up’ day

 

 

November

3

Friday

Friends of Orchard School Bonfire Night

Year 11 interviews – Futures

8

Wednesday

Under 11 Hockey v. Lincoln Minster – away

Year 7 visit to Conisbrough Castle

9

Thursday

Under 14 Rugby v. Westbourne – home

10

Friday

Year 11 interviews – Futures

17

Friday

Charity Day – Children in Need

23

Thursday

Under 11 Mixed Tag Rugby v. Burton Hathow – away

24

Friday

Reports – Year 11 targets and comments – PDP

27

Monday

Reports – Year 10 targets and comments – PDP

Christmas Wreath decorating – lesson 1

28

Tuesday

Reports – Years 1-9 targets and comments – lesson 1

29

Wednesday

Christmas Show rehearsals – Majestic Theatre

30

Thursday

Christmas Show rehearsals – Majestic Theatre

 

 

December

1

Friday

Christmas Show – Majestic Theatre

4

Monday

Year 10 interview preparation – PDP

6

Wednesday

Junior School trip

7

Thursday

Fun Swim – Reception – Year 4

8

Friday

Reports to parents

Friends of Orchard School Christmas Fayre

11

Monday

Year 10 interviews

Year 11 Christmas Meal – 7 p.m.

Carol Service 3 p.m.

12

Tuesday

Years 1- 11 Christmas Dinner

Senior Inter-House Quiz p.m.

13

Wednesday

** Nursery Christmas Show rehearsals ** new date

14

Thursday

Fun Swim Years 5 – 6

** Nursery Christmas Show – School Hall ** new date

15

Friday

End of term

Christmas Party Years 1 - 6

Ice-Skating Years 7 – 11

 

Term 2

January

9

Tuesday

Start of term

16

Tuesday

Junior Inter-House Hockey & Football Competition

17

Wednesday

Intermediate Inter-House Hockey & Football Competition

18

Thursday

Charity Day –Shaw Mind Foundation

19

Friday

Senior Inter-House Hockey & Football Competition

22

Monday

Year 11 mock exams

23

Tuesday

Year 11 mock exams

24

Wednesday

Year 11 mock exams

25

Thursday

Year 11 mock exams

26

Friday

Year 11 mock exams

29

Monday

Year 11 mock exams

30

Tuesday

Year 11 mock exams

31

Wednesday

Year 11 mock exams

 

 

February

1

Thursday

Year 11 mock exams

2

Friday

Year 11 mock exams

15

Thursday

London Trip Years 6 – 10 – provisional date

16

Friday

London Trip Years 6 – 10 – provisional date

19

Monday

Start of half-term

23

Friday

End of half-term

 

 

March

1

Thursday

World Book Day

5

Monday

Year 11 – student targets and comments - PDP

8

Thursday

Reports – student targets and comments Years 5 – 9 lesson 1

Years 1 – 4 later in day

Fun Swim – Reception – Year 4

9

Friday

Year 10  - student targets and comments – PDP

Year 11 reports to parents

14

Wednesday

Year 11 Parents’ Evening 5 – 7 p.m.

15

Thursday

Senior Inter-House Swimming Gala

19

Monday

Reports to parents – Years 1- 10

21

Wednesday

Parents’ Evening & Year 9 Options’ Evening 5 -7 p.m.

22

Thursday

Fun  Swim – Years 5 & 6

23

Friday

Charity Day

27

Tuesday

Easter Buffer & Egg Decorating Competition

28

Wednesday

Easter Service 3 p.m.

End of term.

31

Saturday

Ski Trip – Departure Date

7

Saturday

Ski Trip – Return Date

 

Term 3

April

16

Monday

Start of term

27

Friday

Senior Inter-House Rounders

 

 

May

4

Friday

Charity Day

7

Monday

Bank Holiday – May Day

8

Tuesday

Start of the May/June 2018 exam series

14

Monday

a.m.  GCSE ICT

15

Tuesday

a.m.  GCSE French Listening & Reading

p.m.  GCSE Biology Paper 1

16

Wednesday

a.m.  GCSE PE Paper 1

17

Thursday

a.m.  GCSE Chemistry 1

18

Friday

** Clash exams**

a.m.  GCSE French Writing

p.m.  GCSE Drama

p.m.  GCSE PE Paper 2

21

Monday

Senior School exams start

22

Tuesday

a.m.  GCSE English Literature Component 1

p.m.  GCSE Geography Paper 1

23

Wednesday

p.m.  GCSE Physics 1

24

Thursday

a.m.  GCSE Mathematics Paper 1

25

Friday

a.m.  GCSE English Literature Component 2

28

Monday

Start of half-term

 

 

June

1

Friday

End of half-term

4

Monday

a.m.  GCSE History Unit 1

Junior School exams start. Senior School exams continue

5

Tuesday

a.m.  GCSE English Language Component 1

p.m.  GCSE Geography paper 2

6

Wednesday

p.m.  GCSE Music

7

Thursday

a.m.  GCSE Mathematics Paper 2

8

Friday

a.m.  GCSE English Language Component 2

p.m.  GCSE History Unit 2

End of Junior & Senior School exams

11

Monday

a.m.  GCSE Biology 2

p.m.  GCSE Geography Paper 3

12

Tuesday

a.m.  GCSE Mathematics Paper 3

p.m.  GCSE History Unit 3

13

Wednesday

a.m.  GCSE Chemistry 2

15

Friday

a.m.  GCSE Physics 2

18

Monday

a.m.  GCSE German – Listening & Reading

19

Tuesday

Junior Inter-House Rounders

20

Wednesday

Intermediate Inter-House Rounders

21

Thursday

** Clash exams**

a.m.  GCSE Statistics

a.m.  GCSE German Writing

22

Friday

a.m.  GCSE Design & Technology

End of June 2018 GCSE exam series

Reports - Year 10 student targets & comments – PDP

25

Monday

PGL

Start of Year 10 Work Experience

26

Tuesday

PGL

27

Wednesday

PGL

28

Thursday

Year 11 Prom – provisional date

Junior Swimming Gala

29

Friday

Reports – student targets & comments – Years 1 – 9

 

 

July

4

Wednesday

Charity Day

5

Thursday

Fun Swim – Reception – Year 4

Year 8 History trip

6

Friday

End of Year 10 Work Experience

Year 7 History trip

9

Monday

Reports to parents

Summer Barbecue and New Intake Taster Day

10

Tuesday

Whole School Sports Day

11

Wednesday

Nursery Sports Day

Parents’ Evening 5 – 7 p.m.

12

Thursday

Activity Day

Fun Swim Years 5 & 6

Reserve Whole School Sports Day

13

Friday

Activity Day

Spotlight

16

Monday

Activity Day

Ice-Skating Years 7 – 10

17

Tuesday

Activity Day

18

Wednesday

End of Term Review Show – 11 a.m.

End of term – 12 noon

 

 

August

23

Thursday

GCSE results 10 a.m. – 12 noon in school. 10:30 – 12 noon by telephone.

 

 

 

 

Term dates 2018 – 2019

 

 

 

Autumn Term

 

 

 

Thursday 6th September 2018 – Friday 14th December 2018(noon finish)

 

Half-term: Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018

 

 

 

Spring Term

 

 

 

Tuesday 8th January 2019 – Friday 5th April 2019 (15:45 finish)

 

Half-term:  Monday 18th February 2019 – Friday 22nd February 2019

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

 

 

Wednesday 24th April 2019 – Wednesday 17th July 2019 (noon finish)

 

Half-term:  Monday 27th May 2019 – Friday 31st May 2019

 

May Day: Monday 6th May 2019