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THE DOWNS SCHOOL
Dates
Diary Dates 2017 - 18
Date Events

Thu 01-Mar

Year 10 Exams
World Book Day - Library (RBE)
08:45-16:30 Black Country Museum Year8 (MHO)

Fri 02-Mar

Year 10 Exams

Sat 03-Mar

Sun 04-Mar

Mon 05-Mar

P2-4 Year 8 House Matches

Tue 06-Mar

Head's Breakfast - Students

Wed 07-Mar

P1-3 Year 11 House Matches
P4-5 Year 12 and 13 House Matches

Thu 08-Mar

P3-5 Year 10 House Matches

Fri 09-Mar

P1-3 Year 9 House Matches
08:15-17:00 Hurstcastle Field Trip - Geography - Year 12

Sat 10-Mar

Sun 11-Mar

Mon 12-Mar

P2-4 Year 7 House Matches Early Close - buses leave at 14:15

Tue 13-Mar

Wed 14-Mar

Extended Tutor Time for Years 7 and 8 Reports

Thu 15-Mar

Year 7 Parents' Evening 17:00 to 20:00
Intermediate Maths Kangaroo

Fri 16-Mar

Sat 17-Mar

Sun 18-Mar

Mon 19-Mar

08:00-17:00 A Level Business Flying Start Workshop
P2-4 Year 8 House Matches Reserve Date
14:15 PDP/SRSL Meetings
15:30 Year 13 Exam Resits

Tue 20-Mar

P3-5 Year 9 House Matches Reserve Date
15:30 Year 13 Exam Resits

Wed 21-Mar

P1-3 Year 11 House Matches Reserve Date
09:00-16:00 GCSE "scripted" examination visiting examiner
15:30 Year 13 Exam Resits

Thu 22-Mar

15:30 Year 13 Exam Resits
Dance Show

Fri 23-Mar

09:00-13:00 Year 9 Vaccinations
P2-4 Year 7 House Matches Reserve Date
Year 12 Duke of Edinburgh silver final expedition
House assemblies
09:00-16:00 Year 11 BTEC Examination individual showcase
15:30 Year 13 Exam Resits

Sat 24-Mar

Saturday School (CBU)
Year 12 Duke of Edinburgh Silver final exp

Sun 25-Mar

Year 12 Duke of Edinburgh Silver final exp

Mon 26-Mar

14:25 Monday Training
Early Close - buses leave at 14:15

Tue 27-Mar

Year 9 Option Feedback Day (HOY)
GCSE Art Exam
16:00-19:00 Years 12 and 13 Student Support Evening (HOY)

Wed 28-Mar

Year 11 Mentoring Day
GCSE Art Exam
P4-5 Year 12 and 13 House Matches Reserve Date
18:00-19:30 Parents' Forum - Library

Thu 29-Mar

BTEC Production and Acting individual showcase controlled conditions
School Closes at 13:25

Fri 30-Mar

Easter Holidays 30-Mar until 13-Apr

Sat 31-Mar

Year 8 ski trip 31-Mar until 08-Apr

Sun 01-Apr

Mon 02-Apr

Tue 03-Apr

Wed 04-Apr

Thu 05-Apr

Fri 06-Apr

Sat 07-Apr

Sun 08-Apr

Years 11-13 Iceland 08-Apr until 12-Apr

Mon 09-Apr

Tue 10-Apr

Wed 11-Apr

Thu 12-Apr

Fri 13-Apr

Sat 14-Apr

Sun 15-Apr

Mon 16-Apr

Extended Tutor Time for Years 9-13 Reports

Tue 17-Apr

Year 12 Mentoring Day
10:00-11:30 Parent Tours

Wed 18-Apr

Year 7 Praise Assembly

Thu 19-Apr

Year 8 Praise Assembly
17:00-20:00 Year 10 Parents' Evening

Fri 20-Apr

All day rehearsals Summer Concert (Hall)
19:00-21:00 Summer Concert

Sat 21-Apr

09:30-15:00 Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Training Day

Sun 22-Apr

Mon 23-Apr

Year9 Exams
08:00-17:00 A Level Business Grade Booster Workshop Year13 (FHO)
Early Close - buses leave at 14:15

Tue 24-Apr

Year 9 Exams
Year 13 Mentoring Day

Wed 25-Apr

Year 9 Exams
A Level Art exam

Thu 26-Apr

Year 9 Exams
A Level Art exam
Year 7 and 8 Junior Maths Challenge

Fri 27-Apr

Year 9 Exams
A Level Art exam
09:00 Nettlecombe Field Trip (MGR)

Sat 28-Apr

Sun 29-Apr

Mon 30-Apr

Years 7 and 8 Exam Week
17:00 Nettlecombe returns

Tue 01-May

Years 7 and 8 Exam Week

Wed 02-May

Years 7 and 8 Exam Week
13:25 Book Grab - Library (RBE)

Thu 03-May

Years 7 and 8 Exam Week
09:00-15:00 Woodland Surveys Bowdown Woods Newbury Year10 (SMC)

Fri 04-May

Years 7 and 8 Exam Week

Sat 05-May

Sun 06-May

Mon 07-May

Bank Holiday

Tue 08-May

German Exchange arrives

Wed 09-May

08:45-16:00 Salters' Festival of Chemistry
17:00-21:00 Year 8 Parents' Evening

Thu 10-May

Year 11 Study Leave begins
09:00-16:73 - Year 7 Kew Trip (X)

Fri 11-May

Year 9 Praise Assembly
09:00-16:30 - Year 7 Kew Trip (Y)

Sat 12-May

Sun 13-May

Mon 14-May

Year 10 Praise Assembly

Tue 15-May

German Exchange leaves

Wed 16-May

Thu 17-May

Fri 18-May

Sat 19-May

Saturday School (JPR)
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze practice exp

Sun 20-May

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze return

Mon 21-May

Early Close - buses leave at 14:15

Tue 22-May

09:00-17:00 Year10 Acting and Production "PPP" exam

Wed 23-May

Thu 24-May

Fri 25-May

House assemblies
Year 13 Study Leave Begins
House meetings (extended for house matches and sports day)

Sat 26-May

Sun 27-May

Mon 28-May

Half Term Spring Bank Holiday 28-May until 01-Jun

Tue 29-May

Wed 30-May

Thu 31-May

Fri 01-Jun

Sat 02-Jun

Sun 03-Jun

Mon 04-Jun

Tue 05-Jun

Wed 06-Jun

09:30 Small Schools Rising Year7 Morning
12:00-19:00 Matilda Milton Keynes Theatre (JDU)

Thu 07-Jun

Year 10 Music exam day - performance (MU1/MU2)
09:00-19:00 Year 10 Physical geography Lulworth Cove (MGR)

Fri 08-Jun

Year 12 Worcester College trip

Sat 09-Jun

Sun 10-Jun

Mon 11-Jun

P1-4 Year 7 House Matches
Early Close - buses leave at 14:15

Tue 12-Jun

Year 12 After 18 Day

Wed 13-Jun

P1-5 Year 10 House Matches

Thu 14-Jun

P1-5 Year 9 House Matches
Year 12 PDP/UCAS Day

Fri 15-Jun

Pastoral Planning Day (Years 7-13)
P1-5 Year 8 House Matches

Sat 16-Jun

Sun 17-Jun

Mon 18-Jun

P1-4 House Matches Reserve Date
14:15 PDP/SRSL Meetings - Year 7

Tue 19-Jun

P1-5 Year 9 House Matches Reserve Date

Wed 20-Jun

Sports Day (1)
09:00-15:00 Year10 CoEn surveying

Thu 21-Jun

Year 7 Mentoring Day
P1-5 Year 10 House Matches Reserve Date

Fri 22-Jun

Year 8 EEP presentations - GandT - Library (SSE)
P1-5 Year 8 House Matches Reserve Date

Sat 23-Jun

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze final expedition

Sun 24-Jun

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze final expedition

Mon 25-Jun

House charity day - Aldworth and Ridgeway
6th Form Induction
Early Close - buses leave at 14:15

Tue 26-Jun

6th Form Induction
Last public exam
10:00-11:30 Parent Tours

Wed 27-Jun

Rising Year 7 Induction Day
CAT 4 Testing - Hall
Year 12 Exams - Sports Hall
Year 10 Sixth Form Taster Day

Thu 28-Jun

Year 12 Exams - Sports Hall
Rising Year 7 Induction Day
CAT 4 Testing - Hall
Year 10 GCSE Art Exam
18:30 Rising Year 7 Induction Evening

Fri 29-Jun

Year 12 Exams - Sport Hall
Year 10 Sixth Form Taster Day
Year 13 Prom TBC

Sat 30-Jun

Sun 01-Jul

Mon 02-Jul

House charity day - Beechwood and Lowbury
Year 12 Exams - Sports Hall
PDP DAY
PDP/SRSL Meetings - Year8

Tue 03-Jul

Cross Curricular Day
09:00-16:30 The Victory Year 7 (VRO)

Wed 04-Jul

Cross Curricular Day
18:00-19:30 Parent Forum - Library

Thu 05-Jul

International Day
Refugee event - ambassadors (SSE) TBC

Fri 06-Jul

House assemblies
German Exchange to Germany
Sports Day Part 2

Sat 07-Jul

Sun 08-Jul

Mon 09-Jul

House charity day - Chiltern and Perborough
Early Close - buses leave at 14:15

Tue 10-Jul

Head's Breakfast - Students
Year 10 Celebrating Success Assembly
18:30 Streatley Summer Concert

Wed 11-Jul

Year 9 Celebrating Success Assembly
Year 10 Mentoring Day
Year 7 Bushcraft 11-13 Jul TBC

Thu 12-Jul

Year 8 Celebrating Success Assembly
18:00-19:30 Year 7 Keeping Children Safe Evening

Fri 13-Jul

Sports Day (Reserve Day)
German Exchange returns
India Expedition Leaves Returns 27-Jul

Sat 14-Jul

Saturday School (PWI)

Sun 15-Jul

Mon 16-Jul

Extended Tutor Time for Years 9-10 Reports
14:15 PDP/SRSL meeting - Year 10 start of new year

Tue 17-Jul

Year 7 Celebrating Success Assembly
House Performing Arts - rehearsals during the day
19:00 House Performing Arts

Wed 18-Jul

Thu 19-Jul

Year 12 Celebrating Success assembly (am)
18:30 Compton Summer Concert

Fri 20-Jul

Last Day of Term - school closes 13:25

 

 

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