DCGS events for Sep 2023 to Jul 2024

Warning: subject to changes and additions over the course of the year.

September 2023

Monday 4th

Staff Training Day

Tuesday 5th

Staff Training Day

Wednesday 6th

Yr 12 Induction Team Building

Term Starts for Years 7 & 12

Thursday 7th

Term Starts for All Years

Monday 11th

Year 8 HPV Vaccination

Tuesday 12th

Medic Society

Wednesday 13th

Year 7 CATs Testing

Monday 18th

Year 9 Activity Week 2024- Parent and student information evening

Tuesday 19th

Parenting Course

Wednesday 20th

Krakow visit Parent & Student Information Evening

Thursday 21st

School closes at 12:35 for Open Evening preparations

Open Evening for Years 5 and 6 Students (The Headteacher will talk at 17:00; 17:30, 18:30 and 19:00. Tours will be given throughout the evening)

Friday 22nd

Year 13 Academic Forum at Wycombe Abbey

Monday 25th

Year 7 UKSA Teambuilding Visit 1 (Forms F/H/N)

Tuesday 26th

Year 7 UKSA Teambuilding Visit 1 (Forms F/H/N)

Wednesday 27th

Year 7 UKSA Teambuilding Visit 1 (Forms F/H/N)

Year 7 UKSA Teambuilding Visit 2 (Forms P/R/T)

Enrichment Day

Year 12 - London Challenge

Year 10 Visit to Silverstone Interactive Museum

Year 9 - Wize-Up

Year 11 - 'Step Further'

Year 8 Visit to RAF Museum, Hendon

Thursday 28th

Year 7 UKSA Teambuilding Visit 2 (Forms P/R/T)

Year 12 Parents at Challoner's

Friday 29th

Year 7 UKSA Teambuilding Visit 2 (Forms P/R/T)

October

Tuesday 3rd

MUN Conference, Bede's School, Sussex (Years 9-12)

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 4th

Year 10 Parents at Challoner's

Thursday 5th

Parent Research Group 2023/24

Friday 6th

Year 11 Visit to Krakow & Auschwitz (depart 04:30, return 23:00)

'Legally Blonde The Musical' auditions

Singing auditions for 'Legally Blonde The Musical' at Dr Challoner's High School

Friends of DCGS Parents Social Evening

Saturday 7th

Year 11 Visit to Krakow & Auschwitz (depart 04:30, return 23:00)

Sunday 8th

Year 11 Visit to Krakow & Auschwitz (depart 04:30, return 23:00)

Tuesday 10th

Charity Day in aid of YoungMinds, Hearing Dogs Trust and BucksMind

Washington Trip - Parent & Student Information Evening

Year 12 & 13 Theatre Studies trip to 'Merchant of Venice 1936'

Wednesday 11th

Year 12 & 13 Medics trip to Harefield Hospital 'Your Heart Hospital Meeting 2023'

Year 10 Consultation Evening (in person)

Thursday 12th

Open Morning (for current Year 6 students)

Friday 13th

Junior Prizegiving

Singing recalls for 'Legally Blonde The Musical' at Dr Challoner's High School

Monday 16th

French Film Club 'Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis'

Tuesday 17th

Year 12/13 Art life drawing workshop

Year 13 Consultation Evening (online)

Wednesday 18th

Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Yr 12/13 English theatre trip 'Hamnet'

Thursday 19th

Oxbridge Admissions Tests

Friday 20th

Oxbridge Admissions Tests

End of Half-Term

Sunday 22nd

Year 12/13 History and Politics visit to Washington

Monday 23rd

Half-Term Holiday

Tuesday 24th

Half-Term Holiday

Wednesday 25th

Half-Term Holiday

Thursday 26th

Half-Term Holiday

Friday 27th

Half-Term Holiday

Saturday 28th

Half-Term Holiday

Sunday 29th

Half-Term Holiday

Monday 30th

Half-Term Holiday

Tuesday 31st

Half-Term Holiday

November

Wednesday 1st

Half-Term Holiday

Thursday 2nd

Half-Term Holiday

Friday 3rd

Half-Term Holiday

Tuesday 7th

How to Thrive - raising an emotionally resilient child - Year 7 Parent Information Evening

Friday 10th

Remembrance Service

Monday 13th

Year 12 Geography East End and City

Odd Sock Day (as part of Anti-Bullying Week)

French Film Club 'Antoinette dans les Cevennes'

Tuesday 14th

Year 12/13 Chemistry visit to Science Live: A Level, London

Year 7 E-safety and iPad use information evening

Wednesday 15th

German Exchange - Parent & Student Information Evening (online)

Thursday 16th

Senior Prizegiving

Friday 17th

GCSE Language Speaking Mocks

Joint Year 7 Disco with Dr Challoner's High at DCGS

Monday 20th

GCSE Language Speaking Mocks

Tuesday 21st

GCSE Language Speaking Mocks

Year 12/13 Physics visit to Science Live: A Level, London

Lunchtime Recital

Sixth Form Open Evening - Talk at 17:00 for current DCGS students; 18:00 for external applicants

Wednesday 22nd

GCSE Language Speaking Mocks

Year 12/13 Biology visit to Science Live: A Level, London

Sixth Form Studio Play 'Twelve Angry Men'

Choral and Instrumental Concert with Dr Challoner's High

Thursday 23rd

GCSE Language Speaking Mocks

Sixth Form Studio Play 'Twelve Angry Men'

Friday 24th

GCSE Language Speaking Mocks

Sixth Form Studio Play 'Twelve Angry Men'

Tuesday 28th

Year 12 & 13 ARTiculation Discovery Day

Year 8 Parents at Challoner's

Wednesday 29th

German Exchange visit

Thursday 30th

German Exchange visit

December

Friday 1st

Year 10 visit to Science Live: GCSE, London

German Exchange visit

Saturday 2nd

German Exchange visit

Friends of DCGS Christmas Fayre

Sunday 3rd

German Exchange visit

Monday 4th

Trinity music exams

German Exchange visit

Year 11 and 13 Art & Graphics Mock exams

Christmas Rush Hour Rock

Tuesday 5th

ABRSM music exams

German Exchange visit

Year 11 and 13 Art & Graphics Mock exams

Wednesday 6th

ABRSM music exams

German Exchange visit

Year 11 and 13 Art & Graphics Mock exams (extra time)

Flu Vaccinations (Years 7 to 11)

Thursday 7th

ABRSMmusic exams

Year 12 Consultation Evening (in person)

Friday 8th

Charity Day in aid of Radio Christmas

Monday 11th

French Film Club 'Jean de Florette'

Tuesday 12th

Year 7 & 8 Carol Service

Year 9 & 10 Carol Service

Wednesday 13th

Production of 'A Christmas Carol' for Yr 8 Students

Service of Lessons and Carols

Friday 15th

End of Term

Monday 18th

Christmas Holiday

Tuesday 19th

Christmas Holiday

Wednesday 20th

Christmas Holiday

Thursday 21st

Christmas Holiday

Friday 22nd

Christmas Holiday

Monday 25th

Christmas Holiday

Tuesday 26th

Christmas Holiday

Wednesday 27th

Christmas Holiday

Thursday 28th

Christmas Holiday

Friday 29th

Christmas Holiday

January 2024

Monday 1st

Christmas Holiday

Tuesday 2nd

Christmas Holiday

Wednesday 3rd

Christmas Holiday

Staff Training Day

Thursday 4th

Mock GCSE exams

Friday 5th

Mock GCSE exams

Year 14 Reunion Evening

Monday 8th

Mock GCSE exams

Tuesday 9th

Mock GCSE exams

French Exchange - Parent & Student Information Evening (online)

Wednesday 10th

Mock GCSE exams

Thursday 11th

Mock GCSE exams

Friday 12th

Mock GCSE exams

Monday 15th

Mock GCSE exams

French Film Club 'Manon des Sources'

Tuesday 16th

Mock GCSE exams

Wednesday 17th

Mock GCSE exams

Year 12 Biology Practical Assessment Day

Thursday 18th

Mock GCSE exams

Friends of DCGS AGM

Friday 19th

Mock GCSE exams

Model United Nations

Monday 22nd

Ski Trip 2024 - Parent and Student Information Evening

Tuesday 23rd

Year 9 Geography visit to Stratford (Groups X, Y, Z)

Wednesday 24th

Hosting French Exchange students

DofE Gold Expedition Training Day

DofE Gold Expedition Parent Information Evening

Thursday 25th

Year 9 Geography visit to Stratford (Groups U, V, W)

Hosting French Exchange students

Friday 26th

Charity Day in aid of Freedom4Girls

Hosting French Exchange students

Saturday 27th

Hosting French Exchange students

Sunday 28th

Hosting French Exchange students

Monday 29th

Hosting French Exchange students

Tuesday 30th

Hosting French Exchange students

Year 11 Macbeth performance & workshop

Year 10 Macbeth performance & workshop

Year 11 to 13 Parent Webinar run by the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation

Wednesday 31st

Hosting French Exchange students

Year 11 GCSE Music visit to 'Wicked'

DofE Bronze Expedition Training Day

DofE Bronze Expedition Parent Information Evening (BSH)

February

Thursday 1st

Year 12 ARTiculation Regional Heat

Friday 2nd

Parent Research Group

Friends of DCGS Quiz Night

Monday 5th

French Film Club 'Le Diner de Cons'

University Challenge: DCGS v DCHS (at DCGS)

Tuesday 6th

Lunchtime Recital

Oxford Schools Debating Competition (Years 12/13)

Year 9 Battlefields visits Parent and Student Information Evening

Wednesday 7th

United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad

Friday 9th

End of Half-Term

Saturday 10th

Ski trip to Austria

Sunday 11th

Ski trip to Austria

Monday 12th

Half-Term Holiday

Ski trip to Austria

Tuesday 13th

Half-Term Holiday

Ski trip to Austria

Wednesday 14th

Half-Term Holiday

Ski trip to Austria

Thursday 15th

Half-Term Holiday

Ski trip to Austria

Friday 16th

Half-Term Holiday

Ski trip to Austria

Saturday 17th

Ski trip to Austria

Monday 19th

Mock A Level Exams

Tuesday 20th

Mock A Level Exams

Wednesday 21st

Mock A Level Exams

Thursday 22nd

Mock A Level Exams

Year 11 Consultation Evening (online)

Friday 23rd

Year 12 Geography Field Work Investiation Day, London

Mock A Level Exams

Joint Year 8 Disco with Dr Challoner's High (at Dr Challoner's High)

Monday 26th

Mock A Level Exams

Tuesday 27th

Mock A Level Exams

Wednesday 28th

Mock A Level Exams

UKLO (United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad)

Year 9 Options Evening (online)

Thursday 29th

Mock A Level Exams

Challoner's Careers Fair (Years 10 to 13) held at Dr Challoner's High School

March

Friday 1st

Year 12 visit to Snap Careers Day 2024

Year 9 Battlefields Trip 1 (Forms P, R, T)

Cabaret Night

Saturday 2nd

Year 9 Battlefields Trip 1 (Forms P, R, T)

Tuesday 5th

400th Anniversary Founder's Day Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Higher Education Evening for Year 12 students and parents

Wednesday 6th

Performance of 'Romeo & Juliet' for Year 9

Thursday 7th

Year 9 Consultation Evening (online)

Bold Voices parental webinar - The Digital Divide: Tools for talking about online sexual harassment with our teens

Saturday 9th

DofE Bronze Practice Expedition

Sunday 10th

DofE Bronze Practice Expedition

Monday 11th

Bucks Youth Summit 2024

French Film Club 'L'Ecole Buissoniere'

Tuesday 12th

Lunchtime Recital

EPQ Exhibition

Wednesday 13th

Year 9 DTP/Meningitis vaccinations

UKLO (United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad) - Round Two

Theatre Studies trip to see 'A Mirror'

Thursday 14th

Year 12 ARTiculation Regional Final

Friday 15th

Year 9 Battlefields Trip 2 (Forms F, H, N)

Parent Research Group

Saturday 16th

Year 9 Battlefields Trip 2 (Forms F, H, N)

Sunday 17th

Senior School Officials Selection Event

Monday 18th

Year 12 &13 English visit to 'Othello' (Group 1)

Tuesday 19th

Year 12 & 13 English visit to 'Othello' (Group 2)

Wednesday 20th

French Exchange visit

Year 12 Film Project at the National Film & Television School

Year 10 Geography Trip to Sicily - Parent and Student Information Evening

Year 12 Oxbridge Evening (online)

Thursday 21st

French Exchange visit

Year 7 & 8 Junior Musical 'Oliver! Jr'

Friday 22nd

Year 12 Cambridge Faculty of Divinity A Level Study Day

Charity Day in aid of Young Minds

French Exchange visit

Year 7 & 8 Junior Musical 'Oliver! Jr'

Saturday 23rd

French Exchange visit

Year 7 & 8 Junior Musical 'Oliver! Jr' (Matinee)

Year 7 & 8 Junior Musical 'Oliver! Jr'

Sunday 24th

French Exchange visit

Monday 25th

French Exchange visit

Year 9 author event

Year 9 author event

Rush Hour Rock Concert

Tuesday 26th

Year 10 RS Visit to Coventry Cathedral

French Exchange visit

Year 7 author event

Year 7 author event

Wednesday 27th

French Exchange visit

A Level Drama Exams

Year 13 Music visit to see Courtney Pine at Ronnie Scott's

Co-Ed Reunion

Thursday 28th

End of Term

Friday 29th

Easter Holiday

April

Monday 1st

Easter Holiday

Tuesday 2nd

Easter Holiday

Wednesday 3rd

Easter Holiday

Thursday 4th

Easter Holiday

Friday 5th

Easter Holiday

Monday 8th

Easter Holiday

Tuesday 9th

Easter Holiday

Wednesday 10th

Easter Holiday

Thursday 11th

Easter Holiday

Friday 12th

DofE Gold Practice Expedition

Easter Holiday

Saturday 13th

Tabletop Gaming Club visit to 'Salute' Gaming Expo

DofE Gold Practice Expedition

Sunday 14th

DofE Gold Practice Expedition

Monday 15th

Staff Training Day

Wednesday 17th

Year 9 Activity Week Information Evening (Morocco)

Year 9 Activity Week Information Evening (Austria, Calshot, France, Plas y Brenin, Ullswater)

Thursday 18th

GCSE Foreign Language Speaking Exams

New Year 7 (September 2024) Parent Information Evening

Friday 19th

GCSE Foreign Language Speaking Exams

Saturday 20th

Year 12 Robotics Pi Wars Competition 2024

Monday 22nd

Year 10 Exams

GCSE Foreign Language Speaking Exams

Tuesday 23rd

Year 10 Exams

GCSE Foreign Language Speaking Exams

Wednesday 24th

Year 10 Exams

GCSE Foreign Language Speaking Exams

Year 12 Film Project at the National Film & Television School

Thursday 25th

Year 10 Exams

GCSE Foreign Language Speaking Exams

Friday 26th

Year 10 Exams

GCSE Foreign Language Speaking Exams

Monday 29th

A Level Graphics and Art Exams

Year 10 Exams

Tuesday 30th

A Level Graphics and Art Exams

GCSE Graphics and Art Exams

Year 10 Exams

May

Wednesday 1st

A Level Graphics and Art Exams

GCSE Graphics and Art Exams

Year 10 Exams

Thursday 2nd

Year 10 Geography trip to Sicily (departure 03:00; return 20:30)

Year 9 Exams

Informal ABRSM practice concert

Friday 3rd

Year 10 Geography trip to Sicily (departure 03:00; return 20:30)

Year 9 Exams

Year 11 study leave begins

Saturday 4th

Year 10 Geography trip to Sicily (departure 03:00; return 20:30)

Monday 6th

Bank Holiday

Tuesday 7th

GCSE English Literature revision morning

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 8th

Year 12 study leave begins

Thursday 9th

GCSE exams until 17 June

Year 13 study leave begins

Year 8 Consultation Evening (Online)

Friday 10th

GCSE exams until 17 June

Saturday 11th

DofE Bronze Qualifying Expedition

Sunday 12th

DofE Bronze Qualifying Expedition

Monday 13th

Year 10 Geography visit to Docklands (Groups 3, 4 & 5)

GCSE exams until 17 June

Year 12 Exams

German Exchange - Parent & Student Information Evening (online)

Tuesday 14th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Wednesday 15th

Year 10 Geography visit to Docklands (Groups 1 & 2)

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Thursday 16th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Friday 17th

Year 10 History visit to Berlin (departure)

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Year 9 Activity Week: Morocco (departure)

Saturday 18th

Year 9 Activity Week: Ardeche (departure)

Sunday 19th

Year 10 History visit to Berlin (approx. return)

Monday 20th

Year 9 Activity Week: Austria (departure)

Year 9 Activity Week: Ullswater (departure)

Year 9 Activity Week: Plas Y Brenin (departure)

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Year 9 Activity Week: Calshot (departure)

Year 8 Exams

Year 7 Exams

Tuesday 21st

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Year 8 Exams

Year 7 Exams

Wednesday 22nd

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Year 7 Activity Week visit to Whipsnade Zoo

Year 8 Exams

Thursday 23rd

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 7 Activity Week visit to Bletchley Park

Year 12 Exams

Year 8 Activity Week visit to Horseshoe Lake, Sandhurst

Year 10 Activity Week Work Related Learning 'Young Enterprise'

Friday 24th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Exams

Year 10 Activity Week Work Related Learning 'Thorpe Park'

Year 8 Activity Week visit to Science Museum

Year 7 multi activity day (on site)

Year 9 Activity Week: Ardeche (approx. return)

End of Half-Term

Year 9 Activity Week: Calshot (approx. return)

Year 9 Activity Week: Plas Y Brenin (approx. return)

Year 9 Activity Week: Morocco (approx. return)

Year 9 Activity Week: Ullswater (approx. return)

Year 9 Activity Week: Austria (approx. return)

Monday 27th

Half-Term Holiday

Tuesday 28th

Half-Term Holiday

Wednesday 29th

Half-Term Holiday

Thursday 30th

Half-Term Holiday

Friday 31st

Half-Term Holiday

June

Monday 3rd

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

CERN Parent & Student Information Evening

Tuesday 4th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 10 Art trip to Liverpool - parent and student information evening

Wednesday 5th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Hosting German exchange students

Thursday 6th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Hosting German exchange students

DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition

Year 8 Art History trip to Waddesdon Manor

Friday 7th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Hosting German exchange students

DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition

Saturday 8th

Hosting German exchange students

DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition

Sunday 9th

Hosting German exchange students

DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition

Monday 10th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Biology trip to Mop End

Hosting German exchange students

DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition

Tuesday 11th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Hosting German exchange students

Year 10 Geography visit to River Chess (Sets 2, 3 & 4)

Wednesday 12th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Hosting German exchange students

Thursday 13th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 visit to National Theatre 'London Tide'

Friday 14th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Biology trip to Mop End

Year 11 Book Return

Saturday 15th

Friends of DCGS 400 Yr Anniversary Ball

Monday 17th

GCSE exams until 17 June

A Level exams until 21 June

Tuesday 18th

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 10 & 12 Art & Graphics exams

Wednesday 19th

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 9 & 12 Art trip to Tate Britain

Year 12 Physics trip to CERN (departure 05:15; return 20:00)

Year 12 Biology Mop End write up

Thursday 20th

A Level exams until 21 June

Year 12 Physics trip to CERN (departure 05:15; return 20:00)

MCC v First XI Cricket Match

Friday 21st

A Level exams until 21 June

Charity Day in support of Liberty's Legacy

Year 12 Physics trip to CERN (departure 05:15; return 20:00)

Year 12 Profile 2 issued

Joint Year 11 Prom with Challoner's High

Monday 24th

Year 12 Chalke Valley History Festival

Year 12 Geography residential Magdalen

Tuesday 25th

Year 12 Geography residential Magdalen

Wednesday 26th

Year 12 Geography residential Magdalen

Year 7 Harwell Open Day

Contingency GCSE/A Level exam day

Thursday 27th

Food Bank Collection

Year 12 Higher Education Conference

Year 10 Profile 2 issued

Year 8 Report issued

Year 13 Leavers' Dinner

Friday 28th

Food Bank Collection

July

Monday 1st

Year 12 Medics UCAT Course

Year 12 Business Studies visit to Mini Factory, Oxford

Tuesday 2nd

New Year 7 (Sept 2024) Transition Day

New Year 7 Uniform Sizing Event

Year 12 Theatre Studies visit to 'Mnemonic'

New Year 7 (Sept 2024) Parent Information Evening

Thursday 4th

Celebration of Sport Evening

Friday 5th

Year 8 Tennis Squad visit to Wimbledon

Sixth Form External Applicants Induction Morning

Year 7 Nuture Group trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum (WWO/AFF)

Monday 8th

Rock Club's 'Summertime Rock' concert

Tuesday 9th

Year 10 Geography visit to River Chess (Sets 1 & 5)

Thursday 11th

Sports Day

Year 9 Profile 2 issued

Year 7 Report issued

Summer Play '400 Years'

Friday 12th

Year 12 Global Citizenship Conference

Summer Play '400 Years'

Sunday 14th

Year 10 Art trip to Liverpool

Monday 15th

Year 10 Art trip to Liverpool

Rush Hour Tea Time Concert

Tuesday 16th

Year 10 Art trip to Liverpool

Wednesday 17th

Founder's Day Services - St Mary's Church (MTA)

Thursday 18th

Grand Draw Prize Visit to GoApe, Wendover Woods

Friday 19th

End of Term

Monday 22nd

Summer Holidays

Tuesday 23rd

Summer Holidays

Wednesday 24th

Summer Holidays

Thursday 25th

Summer Holidays

Friday 26th

Summer Holidays

Saturday 27th

Summer Holidays

Sunday 28th

Summer Holidays

Monday 29th

Summer Holidays

Tuesday 30th

Summer Holidays

Wednesday 31st

Summer Holidays