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New School Day / Start of Term Arrangements

 Please note the timings for the start of term (7th September 2017)
  • Year 7 and 12 - 8.30am start
    • Registration, Period 1 and 2 (8.30am-10.45am) with tutors - assembly / timetables / planners;
    • First lesson starts at 11.15am
  • Year 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 - 9.45am start
    • One period with tutors (timetables / planners)
    • First lesson starts at 11.15am

Dear Parents and Carers

Consultation on the School day

You will recall that I wrote to you recently about proposed changes to the school day. We received replies from eighteen families, seven of which were broadly in favour and seven were against the changes. Four comments were received that were neither for nor against. Staff and Governors were also consulted on the proposed changes

Having considered the proposal and taken into account all the feedback received, the Governing Body have decided in favour of the proposal for a new school day, which will come into effect from 1st September 2017. Essentially the school will start at the same time, but will finish at 2.45 p.m. We will be moving to two breaks of thirty minutes each. The Governors have asked that the changes be reviewed towards the end of the new academic year.  For your information, I detail below the new structure for the school day.

8.30am Registration
8.45am-9.45am Period 1
9.45am-10.45am Period 2
10.45am-11.15am Break One (30 minutes)
11.15am-12.15pm Period 3
12.15pm-1.15pm Period 4
1.15pm-1.45pm Break Two (30 minutes)
1.45pm-2.45pm Period 5
2.45pm End of School Day

Just a reminder that the canteen is open every day for Breakfast for students between 8.00 a.m. and 8.25 a.m., which is supervised by a member of staff.  There is also a supervised Homework Club run from the computer room next to the Library between 2.45 p.m. and 3.45 p.m. daily.

Thank you for support.

Best wishes.