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  • SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING on Thursday 8TH NOVEMBER 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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, click here to view.

The Term Dates for the School Year 2017/18

Term Starts Ends
Term 1 Friday 1 September 2017 Friday 20 October 2017
Term 2 Monday 30 October 2017 Monday 18 December 2017
Term 3 Tuesday 2 January 2018 Friday 9 February 2018
Term 4 Monday 19 February 2018 Friday 23 March 2018
Term 5 Monday 9 April 2018 Friday 25 May 2018
Term 6 Monday 4 June 2018 Friday 20 July 2018

Students will start term on 4th September 2017, as  Friday 1 September 2017 will be an INSET day

Other Inset Days for 2017-2018 are; 20 October 2017, 18 December 2017, 2 January 2018, 9 April 2018

The Term Dates for the School Year 2018/19

Term

Starts

Ends

Term 1

Monday 3 September 2018

Friday 26 October 2018

Term 2

Monday 5 November 2018

Friday 21 December 2018

Term 3

Monday 7 January 2019

Friday 15 February 2019

Term 4

Monday 25 February 2019

Friday 5 April 2019

Term 5

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Friday 24 May 2019

Term 6

Monday 3 June 2019

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Students will start term on 4 September 2018, as  Monday 3 September 2018 will be an INSET day

 Other Inset Days for 2018-2019 are;  Monday 3 September,  Friday 26 October,  Monday 5 November, Monday 7 January, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July