School hours & term dates
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.
4 September - 25 October
4 November - 20 December
7 January - 14 February
24 February - 3 April
20 April - 22 May
1 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 school day
Students should arrive at the academy no later than 8:40am
|8:45-9:10am||Roll call and Read||Roll call and Read||Roll call and Read||Roll call and Read||Roll call and Read|
|9:10-10:05am||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1|
|10:05-11:00am||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2|
|11:20-12:15pm||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3|
|12:15-1:10pm||Lesson 4||Lesson 4||Lesson 4||Lesson 4||Lesson 4|
|1:45-2:10pm||Tutor & PHSE/DEAR||Tutor & PHSE/DEAR||Tutor & PHSE/DEAR||Tutor & PHSE/DEAR||Tutor & PHSE/DEAR|
|2:0-3:05pm||Lesson 5||Lesson 5||Lesson 5||Lesson 5||Lesson 5|