Term Dates

Term/Holiday Dates for the 2020-21 Academic Year and Arrangements for the start of the Autumn Term in September 2020

Please be advised that the school is planning to reopen to students from all year groups at the start of the Autumn term in September 2020.  This follows our extensive parental consultation exercise in the Summer term 2020 and is in line with the latest government guidance.  Special arrangements will be in place at the school to ensure a safe and secure reopening is facilitated and detailed information and guidance on the steps we shall be taking has been issued to all parents seperately by email.  A copy of the latest correspondence can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page.

Start of Autumn Term 2020

Please note that term commences for staff only on Tuesday 1st September 2020 and that this day, as well as Wednesday 2nd September, has been allocated an INSET Day. On these days, the school will be closed to students.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, parents are reminded that work Experience for students in Years 11 & 13 will not be taking place at the start of the Autumn term as previously planned.  Virtual work experience opportunities will instead be offered to students along with academic catch-up activities.

The Autumn term commences for students on Thursday 3rd September 2020, with year groups returning on a rolling basis, commencing with a half-day induction to ensure that they fully understand the new processes systems and have been devised to maximise the health and safety of all stakeholders whilst on the school site.  Further details on the draft programme are outlined below.

Provisional Phased Arrangements for Student Return to School - September 2020 (Please note specific arrangements may be subject to change in light of current circumstances)

In light of new arrangements necessitated by Covid-19 preparations, all year groups will attend for a half-day induction session at the start of the Autumn term, prior to resuming school fully the following day as provisionally outlined below:

    • Year 7 – Thursday 3rd September – Half-day Induction followed by full return Friday 4th September
    • Year 8 – Friday 4th September – Half-day Induction followed by full return Monday 7th September
    • Years 9 & 12 – Monday 7th September – Half-day Induction followed by full return Tuesday 8th September
    • Years 10, 11 & 13 – Tuesday 8th September – Half-day Induction followed by full return Wednesday 9th September

 Full details regarding induction arrangements for each year group will be issued separately, along with details of our 'blended learning approach' utilising on-site and online learning throughout the Autumn term.

Should you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hestitate to contact us via remotelearning@kingsdale.southwark.sch.uk 

Term/holiday Dates 2020-21

Draft term dates for the 2020-21 academic year can be accessed via the link below.

Term/holiday Dates 2021-22

Provisional term/holiday dates for the 2021-22 academic year can be accessed via the link below.


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