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Term dates 2016-17

Carfax College is open throughout the year, including most weekends, with the exception of a short break for Christmas and New Year. The academic year is split into three terms separated by vacations. The terms and vacations are named after the terms of the University of Oxford but follow the pattern of breaks at the majority of British public schools.

Term Dates

Most group courses and half-term revision programmes are run in accordance with the term dates published below. For one-to-one courses these dates are indicative and can be set individually for each pupil depending on their requirements.


Michaelmas 2016

Hilary 2017

Trinity 2017

First day of term 

Sunday, September 4 

Sunday, January 8 

Sunday, April 16 

First day of tuition

Monday, September 5

Monday, January 9

Monday, April 17

Start of half-term break

Saturday, October 22

Saturday, February 11

Saturday, May 27

End of half-term break

Sunday, October 30

Sunday, February 19

Sunday, June 4

Last day of tuition

Friday, December 16

Friday, March 31

Friday, July 7

Last day of term 

Saturday, December 17 

Saturday, April 1 

Saturday, July 8 

Half-term Revision Courses

Half-term revision courses are offered every term and the dates for these are given below. If your school's half-term does not coincide with Carfax half-term, an individual revision programme can be arranged.

Contact us to find out more about holiday and half-term revision courses. 


Autumn Half-term 2016

Winter Half-term 2017

Summer Half-term 2017

Half-term pupils arrive

Sunday, October 23

Sunday, February 12

Sunday, May 28

Revision courses start

Monday, October 24 

Monday, February 13

 Monday, May 29

Revision courses end 

Friday, October 28

Friday, February 17

 Friday, June 2

Half-term pupils leave

Saturday, October 29

Saturday, February 18

Saturday, June 3

Vacation Dates

Holiday revision courses are offered during all vacations and the dates for these are given below. In the Long Vacation there will be a number of weekly courses starting on Mondays and finishing on Fridays throughout the months of July and August. 


Christmas Vacation 2016

Easter Vacation 2017

Long Vacation 2017

Vacation begins 

Sunday, December 18

Sunday, April 2

Sunday, July 9

First day of holiday tuition 

 Monday, December 19* 

Monday, April 3

Monday, July 10

Last day of holiday tuition 

see below* 

Friday, April 8


Vacation ends

Saturday, January 7

Saturday, April 15


* During the Christmas Vacation, depending on tutor availability, it may be possible for individual tuition to be arranged for some of the days not falling on December 25, 26, and January 1.