Our school day is organised to provide education at times when our children learn best and also to maximise opportunities for extra-curricular activities. Our morning session starts at 8.25am and ends at 1.05pm. The afternoon session runs from 1.45pm to 2.45pm.
The times above include a mid-morning break and a 40-minute lunch period and provide a teaching time of five 60-minute periods per day. In addition, each tutor group has a 20-minute tutorial session each day which may include an assembly.
Click here to see the assembly themes for the first half of the autumn term 2021.
Click here to see the assembly themes for the second half of the autumn term 2021.
Healthy lunches are provided in two canteens on site or students may also choose to bring packed lunches. Students from Year 7 and 8 are expected to stay on site for their lunch, whilst students in Years 9 to 13 are able to leave the site at lunchtime if they prefer.
Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 who have parental permission to leave the site, and who have not received any negative comments in the previous week, must use a security swipe on exit and entry to the school site at all times to ensure the school is aware of their attendance for safeguarding and health and safety reasons.
Similarly, students in Years 12 and 13 must use a security swipe to exit and enter the school site at all times, to ensure the school is aware of their attendance for safeguarding and health and safety reasons.