IB and Pre-IB term dates

Autumn Term 2017
Thursday 31 August Arrivals Day — first-year IB and all other new students
Thursday 31 August – Sunday 3 September IB and Pre-IB Orientation
Sunday 3 September Arrivals Day — remaining second-year students return between 10:00 and 20:00
Monday 4 September 09:00 — Classes start
Friday 20 October Teaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 21 October – Sunday 29 October Mid-term break – college is closed to students
Friday 15 December Teaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 16 December Departure Day — students leave by 12:00
Christmas holiday – college closed to students
Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3 January Arrivals Day — students return and new students arrive. Parent-Teacher meetings 14:00 – 16:00
Thursday 4 January 09:00 — IB classes start
Orientation for new Pre-IB students during the morning
Friday 9 February Teaching finishes at 13:15
Saturday 10 February Departure Day – students leave by 12:00
Saturday 10 February – Sunday 18 February Mid-term break – college is closed to students
Monday 19 February 09:00 – classes start
Thursday 29 March Teaching finishes at 16:15
Friday 30 March Departure Day – students leave by 12:00
Easter holiday — college closed to students
Summer Term 2018
Wednesday 11 April Arrivals Day —students return between 10:00 and 20:00
Thursday 12 April 09:00 — classes start
Friday 27 April – Friday 18 May Final exams for second-year students
Tuesday 15 May – Monday 21 May Term 3 exams for first-year students
Tuesday 22 May Graduation Day for second year IB students
Wednesday 23 May Departure Day for second year IB students — all graduating students leave by 12.00
Saturday 2 June – Thursday 7 June Science field courses for first year IB students
Friday 15 June Classes finish at 13:15. Parent-Teacher meetings 14:00 – 16:00
Saturday 16 June Departure Day – first year IB and Pre-IB students — students leave by 10:00

Further Reading

IB or A Level?

In 1978 St Clare’s decided to stop teaching A Levels in favour of the then little known International Baccalaureate Diploma. We recognise the considerable advantages that the IB offers young people as they prepare for the next stage of their life.   What are the...

Why choose the IB?

The IB Diploma is a very well established and highly regarded international qualification and students are choosing to study for the IB rather than other qualifications such as traditional British A Levels. With the IB Diploma students are accepted at the best...

What is the IB?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an internationally respected and recognised qualification. Success in the IB will ensure access to top universities throughout the world. St Clare's has the worldwide reputation as an expert provider of the IB Diploma. No...

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