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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 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 Dates
Term 1

4 September - 25 October

Term 2

   4 November - 20 December

Term 3

7 January - 14 February  

Term 4

24 February - 3 April

Term 5

20 April - 22 May

Term 6

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

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 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