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Public holidays and School closure days

The School is officially closed for the eight English public holidays which are:

  • New Year's Day*
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Day (first Monday in May)
  • Spring Bank Holiday (last Monday in May)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (last Monday in August)
  • Christmas Day*
  • Boxing Day*

* If these days fall at a weekend, a public holiday is granted on a weekday instead.

In 2011 the School will be closed for an additional public holiday on Friday 29 April to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

In 2012 the School will be closed for an additional public holiday on Tuesday 5 June to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The School is also officially closed for Easter and Christmas as follows:

  • Easter - in addition to the public holidays, the School is closed on the Thursday before and the Tuesday and Wednesday after Easter
  • Christmas - in addition to the public holidays, the School is closed for the three weekdays which fall between Christmas and New Year, and the two weekdays prior to Christmas; except when Christmas Day falls on a Thursday, when the School is closed for Christmas Eve, the three weekdays which fall between Christmas and New Year and Friday 2 January.

For exact dates see Public holidays and School closure days 2010-2015|.

Some departments and residences operate services throughout the bank holiday and closure periods according to operational demands. Staff working these days are compensated through time off in lieu or overtime pay, according to the School's overtime policy.

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