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Times of the School Day

Arrival at school

Children are to arrive between 8.20am and 8.40am.

Year 7, 8 and 9 will enter by the Religious Studies and SEN classrooms.

Year 10 and 11 will enter through the normal student entrance.

Students are not permitted to enter the school building.  On arrival they will be expected to wash or sanitize their hands and then line up outside in a designated area ready for an equipment/uniform check and to be escorted into the building. The designated areas are explained in the video. This is to prevent mixing of year groups.

School Day

We are planning to have a full broad and balanced curriculum on offer for students.

Children will be expected to wash their hands during break times and use the hand sanitisers on entrance to subject areas before entering their classrooms. Students will also support in cleaning their tables before moving to their next lesson.

Students are in year group bubbles.

Time Activity
8.20 - 8.40 Arrival at school and line up
8.40 - 9.00 Tutor or Year Group assembly
9.00 - 10.00 Period 1

10.00 - 11.30

Period 2 including:

10.00 - 10.30 Years 8 and 10 Break 1

11.00 - 11.30 Years 7, 9 and 11 Break 1

11.30 - 12.30 Period 3
12.30 - 14.00

Period 4 including:

12.30 - 13.00 Years 8 and 10 Break 2

13.30 - 14.00 Years 7, 9 and 11 Break 2

14.00 - 15.10

Period 5 including staggered exits:

15.00 Year 7 and 8

15.05 Year 9 and 10

15.10 Year 11 (and 12, 13)

 

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

INSET dates for next year (2020 - 2021) are:

1.       INSET 1 – Term 1 – Tuesday (A) 1st September 

2.       INSET 2 – Term 1 – Friday (B) 23rd October

3.       INSET 3 – Term 2 – Monday (A) 2nd November 

4.       INSET 4 – Term 3 – Monday (B) 4th January 

5.       INSET 5 – Term 4 – Thursday (A) )1st April 

6.       INSET 6 – Term 6 – Friday (A) 18th June