The Downs Preparatory School Logo
Drone back lawns
“”

Children are given opportunity in abundance and are championed for being who they are and for doing what they love.

Katie Hall
Parent

Term dates

Essential planning material, our term dates fall in line with many other Prep and Independent schools.

Summer 2024

Staff inset dayMonday 15 April
Term beginsTuesday 16 April
Exeat weekendFriday 3 May
School closed6 May (Bank holiday)
Half-TermMonday 27 May (Bank holiday) - Friday 31 May
Exeat weekendFriday 21 June
Term endsFriday 5 July: Celebration Day

Autumn 2024

New staff induction

Friday 30 August

Staff Inset DaysMonday 02 and Tuesday 03 September
Term begins
Wednesday 04 September
Exeat weekendSaturday 14 September – Sunday 15 September
Exeat weekend

Saturday 5 October – Sunday 6 October

Half TermMonday 21 October – Friday 01 November
Exeat weekend

Saturday 16 November – Sunday 17 November

Exeat weekendSaturday 7 December – Sunday 8 December
Term endsFriday 13 December


Spring 2025

Staff Inset Day

Monday 06 January

Term beginsTuesday 07 January
Exeat weekendSaturday 25 - Sunday 26 January
Half TermMonday 17 February – Friday 21 February
Exeat weekend

Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 March

Term ends

Wednesday 02 April

Staff Inset DayThursday 03 April

Summer 2025

Bank Holiday

Monday 21 April

Term begins

Tuesday 22 April

Exeat weekend

Saturday 3 May – Sunday 4 May

School closed on Monday 05 May Bank Holiday

Half TermMonday 26 May (Bank Holiday) – Friday 30 May
Exeat weekend

Saturday 21 June - Sunday 22 June

Term ends

Friday 04 July Celebration Day