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  • Thur 24 October 6th Form Open Evening       Fri 25 October End of term 1 (INSET day)

Times of the School Day

8.25 Staff on site and checked cover
8.35 Tutors in Tutor bases, ready to receive students
8.40 (bell)  Registration (students arriving after 8.40 are late)
8.50 Assembly (this follows a published rota)
9.00  Start of period 1
10.00 Students released for period 2
10.05  Start of period 2
11.05  Students released for break 11.05 – 11.25
11.25 (bell)  Movement to period 3 (a bell sounds)
11.30 Start of period 3
12.30 Students released for lunch 12.30 – 1.15
1.15 (bell) Movement to period 4 (a siren sounds on the field)
1.20  Start of period 4
2:20 Students released for period 5
2.25 Start of period 5
3.25   End of school day

 

TERM DATES

This information can also be found on South Gloucestershire Council’s website

The Term Dates for the School Year 2019/20

 

2019/2020

 Term   Starts  Ends
 Term 1  Monday 02 September 2019  Friday 25 October 2019
 Term 2  Monday 04 November 2019  Friday 20 December 2019
 Term 3  Monday 06 January 2020  Friday 14 February 2020
 Term 4  Monday 24 February 2020  Friday 03 April 2020
 Term 5  Monday 20 April 2020  Friday 22 May 2020
 Term 6  Monday 01 June 2020

 Monday 20 July 2020

 

The following dates will be INSET Days during 2019/20
Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd Sept; Friday 25th Oct ; Monday 4th Nov ; Monday 6th Jan; Friday 3rd April ; Friday 19th June ; Monday 20th July.

For students, school year will start as follows :
Wednesday 4th Sept 2019 : start of term for Years 7, 12 & 13
Thursday 5th Sept 2019 : start of Term for Years 8-11.

School year ends for students on Friday 17th July 2020.

2020/2021

Term

Starts Ends

Term 1

Tuesday 01 September 2020

Friday 23 October 2020

Term 2

Monday 02 November 2020 Friday 18 December 2020

Term 3

Monday 04 January 2021 Friday 12 February 2021

Term 4

Monday 22 February 2021 Thursday 01 April 2021

Term 5

Monday 19 April 2021 Friday 28 May 2021

Term 6

Monday 07 June 2021 Wednesday 21 July 2021