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Staff Return Thursday 22 August 2019
GCSE results day Thursday 22 August 2019
Enrolment Friday 23 August – Friday 6 September 2019
(Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019)
Autumn Term Monday 9 September 2019 – Friday 18 October 2019
Half Term: Monday 21 October 2019 – Friday 25 October 2019
Monday 28 October 2019 – Friday 20 December 2019
College Closed Monday 23 December 2019 – Wednesday 1 January 2020
College Opens Thursday 2 January 2020
Spring Term Monday 6 January 2020 – Friday 14 February 2020
Half Term: Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February 2020
Monday 24 February 2020 – Friday 3 April 2020
Easter Break: Monday 6 April 2020 – Friday 17 April 2020 inclusive
(College closed on Good Friday 10 April 2020 and Easter Monday 13 April 2020
Summer Term Monday 20 April 2020 – Friday 22 May 2020
May Bank Holiday: Friday 8 May 2020
Half Term: Monday 25 May 2020 – Friday 29 May 2020
Monday 1 June 2020 – Friday 10 July 2020
Admin Week 6 July 2020 – 10 July 2020
Public Holidays
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019
Christmas and Boxing day Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December 2019
New Year’s Holiday Wednesday 1 January 2020
Good Friday Friday 10 April 2020
Easter Monday Monday 13 April 2020
May Bank Holiday Friday 8 May 2020
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020
Reading Days (staff training) Friday 18 October 2019
Friday 20 December 2019
Friday 3 April 2020
Thursday 9 July 2020
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2020

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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: