Term Dates - Senior/Prep

Please note these term dates are provisional and subject to change

Term Dates

Prep Summer Term 2024

Tuesday 16 April to Wednesday 3 July
Staff INSET Day: Monday 15 April 
Boarders return Monday 15 April (from 5.30pm)
Day Pupils return Tuesday 16 April

Exeat Bank Holiday 4-6 May
(starts Friday 3 May– 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5&6); 3.20pm (Y7); 3.30pm (Y8))

Half Term
Friday 24 May (starts 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5/6/7); 3.30pm (Y8)) – Sunday 2 June (Boarders return)

Senior Summer Term 2024

Tuesday 16 April to Thursday 4 July
Staff INSET Day: Monday 15 April
Boarders return Monday 15 April (by 9.00pm)
Day Pupils (and those not boarding that first night) return Tuesday 16 April (by 8.15am)

Exeat Bank Holiday 4-6 May
Saturday 4 May, 12.30pm - Monday 6 May, 9.00pm (Boarders return)
Lessons re-commence Tuesday 7 May

Half Term
Friday 24 May, 1.00pm - Sunday 2 June, 9.00pm (Boarders return)
Lessons re-commence Monday 3 June

End of Summer Term 2024

Following consultation with pupils, parents and staff, we are delighted to announce that, for the first time, this year's Leavers' Ball will take place off site at The Fennes on Thursday 4 July.

The format for the last week of the Summer Term will therefore be as follows:

Saturday 29 June: Year 11 End of Exams Celebration (LRH)
Monday 1 July: Year 11 Sixth Form Induction
Tuesday 2 July: Year 11 Sixth Form Induction and Summer Concert
Wednesday 3 July: FPS Speech Day (FPS End of Term) and Senior Inter House Athletics
Thursday 4 July: Senior Speech Day (Senior End of Term) and Leavers' Ball at The Fennes
Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July: Summer School staff training and set-up
Sunday 7 July: Felsted Summer School 2024 commences

Prep Autumn Term 2024

Tuesday 3 September to Friday 13 December

Wednesday 28 August - Friday 30 August
Staff INSET Days

Monday 2 September
Welcome Day for new starters:
9:00am-10:00am New Reception pupils and families meet the teacher
3:00pm All new pupils in Years 3-8 meet Tutors & Boarding House Staff with Tea for Parents (Ross Hall Lawn) 5:30pm Full and Weekly Boarders meet Boarding House Team (Boarding House)

Tuesday 3 September
Day pupils return to school
Drop off times:
Stewart House pupils: from 8.10am
Year 3: from 8.00am at Stewart House
Year 4: 8.00-8.20am 
Year 5 & 6: 8.10-8.20am
Year 7: 8.00-8.10am
Year 8: 8.10-8.20am

Exeat
28/29 September (starts Friday 27 September – 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5&6); 3.20pm (Y7); 3.30pm (Y8))

Half Term
Friday 18 October (starts 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5&6); 3.20pm (Y7); 3.30pm (Y8)) – Sunday 3 November (Boarders return)

Exeat
23/24 November (starts Friday 22 November – 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5/6/7); 3.30pm (Y8)) 

Senior Autumn Term 2024

Monday 2 September to Friday 13 December 

Staff INSET Days: Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 August

Monday 2 September
By 11.00am - L6 Students return

Tuesday 3 September
By 10.00am - Year 9 Pupils return
By 4:00pm - Years 10 & 11 return
By 5:30pm - U6 Students return

Wednesday 4 September
8.15am - Autumn Term commences

Exeat
1.00pm Friday 27 September to 9.00pm Sunday 29 September (Boarders return) 
Lessons re-commence Monday 30 September 

Half Term
1.00pm Friday 18 October to 9.00pm Sunday 3 November (Boarders return) 
Lessons re-commence Monday 4 November 

Exeat
1.00pm Friday 22 November to 9.00pm Sunday 24 November (Boarders return) 
Lessons re-commence Monday 25 November 

Prep Spring Term 2025

Tuesday 7 January to Friday 28 March
Staff INSET Day: Monday 6 January
Boarders return Monday 6 January (from 5.30pm)
Day Pupils return Tuesday 7 January 

Exeat
25 / 26 January (starts Friday 24 January – 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5&6); 3.20pm (Y7); 3.30pm (Y8))

Half Term
Friday 14 February (starts 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5/6/7); 3.30pm (Y8)) - Sunday 23 February (Boarders return)

Exeat
15 / 16 March - (starts Friday 14 March – 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5&6); 3.20pm (Y7); 3.30pm (Y8))

Senior Spring Term 2025

Tuesday 7 January - Friday 28 March
Staff INSET Day: Monday 6 January
Boarders return by 9.00pm on Monday 6 January
Day pupils return by 8.15am on Tuesday 7 January

Exeat
1.00pm Friday 24 January to 9.00pm Sunday 26 January (Boarders return)
Lessons re-commence Monday 27 January

Half Term
1.00pm Friday 14 February to 9.00pm Sunday 23 February (Boarders return)
Lessons re-commence Monday 24 February

Exeat
1.00pm Friday 14 March to 9.00pm Sunday 16 March (Boarders return)
Lessons re-commence Monday 17 March

Prep Summer Term 2025

Tuesday 22 April to Wednesday 2 July
Staff INSET Day: Monday 21 April
Boarders return Monday 21 April (from 5.30pm)
Day Pupils (and those not boarding the first night) return Tuesday 22 April

Exeat 2-5 May Bank Holiday
(starts Friday 2 May– 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5&6); 3.20pm (Y7); 3.30pm (Y8))

Half Term
Friday 23 May (starts 3.00pm (SH); 3.10pm (Y3&4); 3.20pm (Y5/6/7); 3.30pm (Y8)) – Sunday 1 June (Boarders return from 5.30pm)

Senior Summer Term 2025

Tuesday 22 April to Thursday 3 July
Staff INSET Day: Monday 21 April
Boarders return Monday 21 April (by 9.00pm)
Day Pupils (and those not boarding that first night) return Tuesday 22 April (by 8.15am)

Exeat 2-5 May Bank Holiday 
Friday 2 May - Monday 5 May, 9.00pm (Boarders return)
Lessons re-commence Tuesday 6 May

Half Term
Friday 23 May, 1.00pm - Sunday 1 June, 9.00pm (Boarders return)
Lessons re-commence Monday 2 June