Lent Term 2017
Boarders to return on Tuesday 3 January - boarding houses open at noon**
Term Commences: Wednesday 4 January
Half Term: 4.30pm Friday 10 February to Sunday 19 February**
Term Commences: Monday 20 February
Term Finishes: Noon Wednesday 29 March*
Trinity Term 2017
Boarders to return on Tuesday 18 April - the boarding houses will open at noon**
Term Commences: Wednesday 19 April
Half Term: 4.30pm Friday 26 May to Sunday 4 June**
Term Commences: Monday 5 June
Term Finishes: 16:00 Friday 7 July
Michaelmas Term 2017
New boarders to arrive between 12:00 and 17:00 on Monday 4 September, including current boarders moving in to Year 12.
New pupil induction: Tuesday 5 September
Current boarders to return between 10:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday 5 September.
Term Commences: 08:30 Wednesday 6 September
Half Term: 16:30 Friday 20 October to Tuesday 31 October**
Term Commences: 08:30 Wednesday 1 November
Term Finishes: 12:00 Friday 15 December*
Lent Term 2018
Boarders to return on Monday 8 January - the boarding houses will open at 12:00**
Term Commences: 08:30 Tuesday 9 January
Half Term: 16:30 Friday 9 February to Sunday 18 February**
Term Commences 08:30 Monday 19 February
Term Finishes: 12:00 Wednesday 28 March*
Trinity Term 2018
Boarders to return on Monday 16 April - the boarding houses will open at 12:00**
Term Commences: 08:30 Tuesday 17 April
Half Term: 16:30 Friday 25 May to Sunday 3 June**
Term Commences: 08.30 Monday 4 June
Term Finishes 12:00 Friday 6 July*
All students are expected to stay for the duration of each term. Any travel arrangements must be made outside of the school terms. In order to have sufficient time for travel to the airport (usually Gatwick or Heathrow) and to check in, a student needs to leave Ashford School five hours before their flight time. Therefore, a student should not fly on any plane before 17:00 on the last day of term or before 21:00 at half term. Boarders are able to stay in the boarding houses for the night of the last day of a term or half term for no additional charge, apart from Founders' Day. This is to assist in the booking of suitable flights so that students do not miss any schooling. However, this must be arranged withe the boarder's Housemaster or Housemistress in advance. The boarding houses will close at 10:00 the following morning.
*Boarders are not permitted to leave until after the end of term.
**Junior boarders to return by 18:30 at the end of a half term break.
**Senior boarders to return by 20:30 at the end of a half term break.