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 Departure Day – students leave by 12:00
Half-term holiday – college closed to students
Sunday 29 October Arrivals Day – student return between 10:00 and 20:00
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 15.30-17.30
Thursday 4 January 09:00 — IB classes start
Orientation for new Pre-IB students during the morning
Friday 9 February Teaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 10 February Departure Day – students leave by 12:00
Mid-term break – college is closed to students
Sunday 18 February Arrivals Day – students return between 10:00 and 20:00
Monday 19 February 09:00 – classes start
Thursday 29 March Teaching finishes at 15.15
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
girl falling into a monster on stage

Autumn Term 2018
Thursday 30 August Arrivals Day — first-year IB and all other new students
Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September IB and Pre-IB Orientation
Sunday 2 September Arrivals Day — remaining second-year students return between 10:00 and 20:00
Monday 3 September 09:00 — Classes start
Friday 19 October Teaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 20 October Departure Day – students leave by 12:00
Half-term holiday – college closed to students
Sunday 28 October Arrivals Day – student return between 10:00 and 20:00
Friday 14 December Teaching finishes at 16:15
Saturday 15 December Departure Day — students leave by 12:00
Christmas holiday – college closed to students

Kevin – Indonesian

Kevin - recent IB graduate from St Clare's Oxford

Design at Melbourne University Australia

Coming here is such a unique experience and is one that allows anyone to grow and develop themselves for the better! You meet the nicest of friends and the most supportive of teachers and staff that integrate with you in a level found nowhere else.  It has definitely prepared me for my next stage in life as I come out a more independent and determined person.

Further Reading

The Future of IB: Alumni Nikita Fadeev

Having studied the IB Diploma from 2012-2014 Nikita is now studying at the University of St Andrews. Alongside his studies he was able to start up The Quant Group as-well as hold an international conference about quant finance. We have caught up with him to see how he...

Model United Nations

For St Clare’s International Day, the IB students and staff attended the St. Clare’s Model United Nations’ Conference which was held at Oxford Town Hall. The objective for the day was for students to gather in committees to debate about the current world’s largest...

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