In order to stagger the arrival and departure of students and to provide different breaks and lunchtimes, different timetables are operating for the different key stages. This helps with the local demand on transport and it also enables us to manage the students in school as well as their arrival and departure.

On arrival, all students will be directed to wash their hands or to use their own supply of hand sanitiser ahead of moving to their allocated base room.

Learning time remains the same as before the pandemic with each student in class for five one-hour lessons. The curriculum remains broad and balanced with a full coverage of each curriculum area.

There are a number of changes to the school day to increase safety on the school site. For the time being, there will not be a registration period. Registers will be taken during lessons. Breaktime has been extended to allow more time for getting a snack or a drink and lunchtime has been reduced in time so that we can accommodate different sittings.

A Study Support period will be used for a number of different purposes, including virtual House Assemblies and support for online learning and PPA (homework) activities.

Key Stage 3 – Years 7, 8 & 9

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 need to arrive on-site for the first buzzer at 08:25. There will be no provision for students before 08:10, so please make sure that arrival time is considered. Students will leave at 14:50 to make their way home. The timings of the school day for Key Stage 3 are below.

Start Finish
08:25 08:30 Arrival / Pre-School Buzzer
08:30 08:40 Handwashing
08:40 09:40 Period 1
09:40 10:40 Period 2
10:40 11:00 Break
11:00 12:00 Period 3
12:00 13:00 Period 4
13:00 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:30 Period 5
14:30 14:50 Study Support

Key Stage 4 – Years 10 & 11

Students in Years 10 and 11 need to arrive on-site for the first buzzer at 09:25. There will be no provision for students before 09:10, so please make sure that arrival time is considered. Arriving students will also need to be mindful that Key Stage 3 lessons will already be taking place. Students will leave at 15:50 to make their way home.

The timings of the school day for Key Stage 4 are below.

Start Finish
09:25 09:30 Arrival / Pre-School Buzzer
09:30 09:40 Handwashing
09:40 10:40 Period 2
10:40 11:40 Period 3
11:40 12:00 Study Support
12:00 12:30 Lunch
12:30 13:30 Period 4
13:30 14:30 Period 5
14:30 14:50 Break
14:50 15:50 Period 6

The Sixth Form (Key Stage 5) – Years 12 & 13

Sixth Form students will have individual timetables that will determine the structure of their school day. Students will be informed of their specific school day timings once their subjects and timetables are finalised. The timings of the school day for the Sixth Form are below.

Start Finish
08:25 08:30 Arrival / Pre-School Buzzer
08:30 08:40 Handwashing
08:40 09:40 Period 1
09:40 10:40 Period 2
10:40 11:40 Period 3
11:40 12:00 Study Support
12:00 12:30 Lunch
12:30 13:30 Period 4
13:30 14:30 Period 5
14:30 14:50 Break
14:50 15:50 Period 6

We operate a five-period school day for our students. Students are expected to be on site by 8.25am each day, in time for registration or assembly.

Period 6 is flexibly used to assist with timetabling an efficient curriculum for our students. In most cases, it is only used for senior students studying at Key Stage 4 and in the Sixth Form.

  Start Finish
Pre-School Buzzer 8.25am  
Registration/Assembly 8.30am 8.45am
Period 1 8.45am 9.45am
Period 2 9.45am 10.45am
Break 10.45am 11.00am
Period 3 11.00am 12.00pm
Period 4 12.00pm 1.00pm
Lunch 1.00pm 1.45pm
Pre-Period 5 Buzzer 1.45pm  
Period 5 1.50pm 2.50pm
Registration 2.50pm 3.00pm
Period 6 (flexible use for senior students) 3.00pm 4.00pm