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Break Information for the Boarding Community


What dates are October break?

Friday 15th October to Tuesday 26th October

What trips are on offer over October Break?

  • Duke of Edinburgh

  • Lake District (Grade 9)

  • Cornwall (Grade 10)

  • South Wales (Grade 11)

  • Isle of Wight (Grade 12)

Please note that sign ups for these trips are complete and any enquiries should be directed to Mr Wainwright (

Will the boarding Houses remain open over October break?

Yes. Some of the regular House Teams will be chaperoning the trips or away on holiday, but we will have TASIS staff in place to look after students who stay with us over the break.

Will there be activities available for students who stay on campus over the break?

We will run basic onsite activities for those remaining on campus depending on the number of students who stay and staff availability. Students will be allowed to sign off-campus over the break as usual.

Can students make plans to stay elsewhere over the break?

  • Students can stay with family or a guardian in the UK.

  • Students can stay with host families (pending school checks).

  • Students can fly home to green or amber list countries, but should be wary of changeable travel restrictions and variable entry requirements. Travel advice should be studied carefully prior to booking travel at the UK Government website.

  • Students cannot travel back to ‘red list’ countries.

Please note that we cannot facilitate any quarantine requirements at school should the UK entry rules change, because we cannot offer a staggered start as we did by opening early in August. For this reason, we advise careful consideration prior to planning overseas trips during October break.