Spring Break 2019
Information for the Boarding Community
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 (unless your child is on a school organized trip).
We will be using our Boardingware leave application system to approve individual plans for your children over the Spring Break but please ensure you document flight details (at a bare minimum the flight number) or plans to your child’s house parents as soon as you have confirmed arrangements. Information can also be sent to the Boarding Office by email to Gill Calton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 run to London Heathrow on a regular basis after school finishes on Friday, April 5 and on Saturday morning, April 6, 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 do not run during the school day.
The shuttle buses will depart from TASIS to all London Heathrow terminals at the following times:
Friday, April 5, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Return Travel Arrangements
The return date for boarders is Monday, April 22, 2019 the exception being, to accommodate revision, those students taking their IB exams this year who have permission to return by the latest Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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 reliable companies where you can book on-line to ensure your child’s safe collection from the airport.
Classes resume on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Please note that students cannot return before Monday, April 22, 2019 as the School will not be staffed and there is no provision for meals, supervision, health centre, 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 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.
End of Year Arrangements
With exams and the end of the year coming hard on the heels of student return from Spring Break, please watch this space for updates on exam schedules, arrangements, etc.