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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Term Dates

2020- 2021

Autumn Term

Open morning of:

Thursday 3rd September 2020
(Yr7,  Yr12  & Yr 13 students only)

Friday 4th September 2020
(Yr7, Yr8, Yr10, Yr12  & Yr 13 students only)

Monday 7th September 2020
(Yr7, Yr9, Yr11, Yr12  & Yr 13 students only)

Tuesday 8th September 2020
(All students return to school)

Monday 2nd November 2020

Closed end of the day, or as indicated:

Friday 23rd October 2020








Friday 18th December 2020 (12.30pm)


Tuesday 5th January 2021
Monday 22nd February 2021

Friday 12th February 2021
Thursday 1st April 2021


Monday 19th April 2021
Monday 7th June 2021

Friday 28th May 2021
Wednesday 21st July 2021


Autumn Term

Open morning of:

Friday 3rd September 2021 
Years 7, 12 & 13 ONLY 

Monday 6th September 2021 
Years 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13 ONLY

Tuesday 7th September 2021

 All Students Return To School

Monday 1st November 2021 

Closed end of the day, or as indicated:

Friday 22nd October 2021 




Thursday 16th December 2021 (12:30pm) 


Wednesday 5th January 2022 
All Students Return To School 

Monday 28th February 2022 

Friday 18th February 2022 

Friday 8th April 2022 


Monday 25th April 2022 

Monday 6th June 2022 

Friday 27th May 2022 

Thursday 21st July 2022 – 12:30pm 

Open evening:

23rd September 2020 Open Evening  6.00-8.30pm (Head’s Talk 6.15pm and 7.30pm)  - CANCELLED
Open Mornings:
 24th, 28th September and 5th October 2020 9.00-10.30am(last tour 9.45am)  - CANCELLED
Notice: Due to the current Government advice our upcoming Open Days and Opening Evening have been cancelled, however, we will be arranging a virtual event to replace these, more information to follow.

Staff inset days:

Tuesday 1st September 2020
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Friday 9th October 2020
Monday 30th November 2020
Monday 4th January 2021
Additional Inset — Friday 11th June 2021

Proposed Inset Days:

Wednesday 1st September 2021 
Thursday 2nd September 2021 
Friday 8th October 2021 
Monday 29th November 2021 
Tuesday 4th January 2022 

Bank holidays:

Friday 1st January 2021
Friday 15th April 2021
Monday 3rd May 2021
Monday 31st May 2021

Monday 3rd January 2022 
Friday 15th April 2022 
Monday 18th April 2022 
Monday 2nd May 2022 
Thursday 2nd June 2022
Friday 3rd June 2022

Transition Days: 

Tuesday 5th July 2022 
Wednesday 6th July 2022 

The School Day




Registration and Assembly


Period 1


Period 2




Period 3


Period 4




Period 5 (students arrive at 13:50pm)


End of School Day

Each day begins with registration and all students are expected to be in their form rooms at 08:35. Due to Covid-19 Year Group Bubbles adaptions have been made and lunch has been split into two sessions. 

Years 7/8/9 have lunch at 12:15pm and then have two periods afterwards.

Years 10/11/12/13 break for lunch at 13:15pm and then have just the one period afterwards.

The school day ends at 14:50.  The school day is divided into five teaching periods of one hour's duration. Each week all students receive 25 hours of actual teaching time excluding time for registration, school assemblies and breaks.