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Gloucester Academy

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 2020-21

Detailed below are the term dates for the 2020-21 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.

Please note:                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 3rd September 2020 - Year 7 students ONLY                                                                                          Friday 4th September 2020 - Whole school

Term Dates
Term 1

3 September - 18 December

Term 2

   4 January - 2 April

Term 3

19 April - 21 July  

Training days (school closed for pupils)

  • Tuesday 2nd September 2020 ( INSET Day)
  • Wednesday 3rd September 2020 (INSET Day

Timings of the school day 

Students should arrive at the academy no later than 8:40am

Timing Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
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
11:00-11:20am Break Break Break Break Break
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
1:10-1:45pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:45-2:10pm  PSHE/DEAR PSHE/DEAR PSHE/DEAR PSHE/DEAR PSHE/DEAR
2:10-3:05pm Lesson 5 Lesson 5 Lesson 5 Lesson 5 Lesson 5