Gloucester Academy Parents & Students

School Hours & Term Dates

School Timetable

In September 2018, we introduced new timings to the academic day. Our rationale behind this change is as follows:

  • Have a consistent approach to learning every day.
  • All students have the same amount of teaching time — 25 hours per week (Year 7 to Year 11)
  • One lunch with improved supervision.
  • Activities can be put on for students at lunch time to engage.
  • Tutor/assembly time is now the first session to set the tone for the day across the school.

Term Dates 2019-20

Detailed below are the term dates for the 2019-20 school year. Please book family trips and holidays outside of school time. If you book a holiday during school time or need to register an absence for any other reason, please complete an absence request form. Please be aware that you may be issued with a penalty notice of £60 per child, per parent, for time off taken during school time.

Term 14 September - 25 October
Term 24 November - 20 December
Term 37 January - 14 February
Term 424 February - 3 April
Term 520 April - 22 May
Term 61 June - 17 July

Please note that the May Bank Holiday for 2020 has changed from a Monday to a Friday to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and is now on Friday 8th May 2020.

Training Days (school closed for pupils)

  • Monday 24th February 2020 (Extra INSET Day)
  • Thursday 7th May 2020
  • Monday 6th July 2020
  • Monday 20th July 2020

Timings of the Academic Day

Students should arrive at the academy no later than 8.40 am

8:45-9:10amRoll call and Read
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9:10-10:05amLesson 1Lesson 1Lesson 1Lesson 1Lesson 1
10:05-11:00amLesson 2Lesson 2Lesson 2Lesson 2Lesson 2
11:20-12:15pmLesson 3Lesson 3Lesson 3Lesson 3Lesson 3
12:15-1:10pmLesson 4Lesson 4Lesson 4Lesson 4Lesson 4
1:45-2:10pmTutor & PHSE/DEARTutor & PHSE/DEAR
2:0-3:05pmLesson 5Lesson 5Lesson 5Lesson 5Lesson 5

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