February 2019 Break
Arrangements for the Boarding Community
Boarders are permitted to leave campus for the break after school finishes at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 and should have left campus by 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 (unless your child is on a school-organized trip).
We will be using our Boardingware leave application system to approve individual plans for your child(ren) over the February Break but please ensure you document flight details (at a bare minimum the flight number) or plans to your child(ren)’s house parents as soon as you have confirmed arrangements. Information can also be sent to the Boarding Office by email to Gill Calton: email@example.com.
Please understand that we require timely and accurate information about your child(ren)’s travel in order to make the necessary arrangements. This information extends to their arrangements to travel back to campus too and is essential for their safety and well-being.
Shuttle buses will be run to London Heathrow Airport on a regular basis after school finishes on Friday, February 15, and on Saturday morning, February 16, 2019. Students who need a ride to Heathrow Airport will be given the option of joining a school shuttle at one of the stated times (we reserve the right to cancel a bus if uptake is not sufficient). Students who need transportation at any other time will need to make their own arrangements. Shuttles are not run during the school day.
The shuttle buses depart from TASIS to all London Heathrow terminals at the following times:
Friday, February 15
Saturday, February 16
Boarders should return to TASIS on Sunday, February 24, 2019 by 19:00 (7 p.m.). Please do not book flights that will have your son or daughter returning to school after this time.
Please note that students and their families are responsible for their return to school at the end of their break. Taxi information may be found below concerning a reliable company where you can book on-line to ensure your child’s safe collection from the airport. Classes resume on Monday, February 25, 2019.
Please note that students cannot return before Sunday, February 24, 2019 as the School will not be staffed and there is no provision for meals, nurses, or other services.
We recommend that students pre-book a taxi and coordinate with other students if possible to share the ride and cost. Please ensure that your child has money on hand to pay for their taxi ride. Fares to/from Heathrow start at £18 for Terminal 5 and £22 for all other Terminals, however, they increase for early morning or late night collections. There is an additional cost for in-terminal pick-ups. Please check the Gemini Taxi website for further information about pre-booking a taxi, or you may call Gemini on +44 1784 471111.
A Reminder – Spring Break dates
With Spring Break coming hard on the heels of student return from February Break please note the following dates.
Boarders are permitted to leave campus for the break after school finishes at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 and should have left campus by 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. The return date for boarders is Monday, April 22, 2019 with the exception being – to accommodate revision – those students taking their IB exams this year who have permission to return by the latest on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.