As of January 18 2021 we have changed the timings of the day so that all lunchtimes happen at 12.30.

This affects Years 7 and 8 and Sixth Form, whose lunch time moves an hour earlier to 1230.

The timings of the day are therefore as follows for Years 7 and 8:

0830 - 0900: tutor time
0900 - 0955: lesson 1
1000 - 1055: lesson 2
1100 - 1130: break
1130 - 1225: lesson 3
1230 - 1300: lunch

1300 - 1355: lesson 4
1400 - 1500: lesson 5

For Years 9 - 11, there is no change to either break or lunch.

Our School Day

Tutor Time 8.30-8.55am
Transition between lessons 8.55-9.00am
Period 1 9.00-10.00am
Break 10.00-10.30am
Period 2 10.30-11.30am
Transition between lessons 11.30-11.35am
Period 3 11.35-12.35pm
Lunch 12.35-1.05pm
Period 4 1.05-2.05pm
Transition between lessons 2.05-2.10pm
Period 5 2.10-3.10pm

There are a number of reasons our school day is like this:

  • Allowing a 5-minute transition between lessons will provide teachers time for learning conversations with students at the end of lesson each as per the new Respect for Learning policy and procedure.
  • The transition time between lessons means that time spent learning in the classroom will be a full hour. Currently time is lost at the beginning of each lesson whilst students get to their next lesson and get themselves ready to learn.
  • A longer tutor time allows for a richer tutor experience and for topics to be covered in more detail.
  • Tutor time at the beginning of the day allows tutors to assess vulnerable students’ needs before lessons start and offer additional support if required.

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