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Term Dates & The School Day

Term Dates 2023 - 2024


 Autumn Term 2023
Term One 
Friday 1 SeptemberStaff Development Day 1 - no school for students
Monday 4 SeptemberStaff Development Day 2 - no school for students
Tuesday 5 SeptemberTerm starts for Year 7 and Year 12 only
Wednesday 6 SeptemberTerm starts for all other students
Friday 6 OctoberLate start - Students to arrive at 10am
Friday 20 OctoberTerm ends for students

Half term

Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October

Term Two 
Monday 30 OctoberTerm starts for students
Friday 15 DecemberTerm ends for students
 Spring Term 2024
Term Three 
Tuesday 2 JanuaryStaff Development Day 3 - no school for students
Wednesday 3 JanuaryTerm starts for students
Friday 9 FebruaryTerm ends for students

Half term

Monday 12 February - Friday 16 February

Term Four 
Monday 19 FebruaryStaff Development Day 4 - no school for students
Tuesday 20 FebruaryTerm starts for students
Thursday 28 MarchTerm ends for students
 Summer Term 2024
Term Five 
Monday 15 AprilTerm starts for students
Monday 6 MayBank Holiday Monday
Friday 24 MayTerm ends for students

Half Term

Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May

Term Six 
Monday 3 JuneTerm starts for students
Friday 19 JulyTerm ends for students
Monday 22 JulyStaff Development Day 5 - no school for students


Please note that these dates may be amended slightly

Timings of Lessons and Breaks (8.35am - 3.05pm):


Monday - FridayTime
Tutor Time8.35am to 9.00am
Period 19.00am to 10.00am
Period 2 10.00am to 11.00am
Break Time11.00am to 11.20am
Period 311.20am to 12.20pm
Period 412.20pm to 1.20pm
Lunch1.20pm to 2.05pm
Period 52.05pm to 3.05pm
Departure 3.05pm to 3.10pm 
3.05 pmYears 10 - 13 dismissed from class
3.07 pmYears 7 - 9 dismissed from class
Optional Extra-Curricular Activities3.10pm to 4.10pm




In a typical week, St Simon Stock Catholic School is open to students for 32 hours and 30 minutes.

This time runs from the official start of the school day (morning registration) to the official end of the compulsory school day. This includes breaks, but not optional before or after school activities.




Departure at the end of the day is staggered, with Years 7-9 dismissed from Period 5 two minutes later than Years 10-13. This helps relieve congestion at the front of the school. The additional two minutes for Years 7-9 in Period 5 will be used for reading and all students should have a reading book with them.

Our Values



Prayer & Faith




We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.