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Attendance, Punctuality and Times of School Day

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Timings of the school day

The following timings of the School day have been in force since the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.

This change has standardised the length of lessons to 60 minutes, and ensures that the time pupils are in registration is used more effectively. A revised Pastoral Programme is now in place, which provides purpose to the registration period as an opportunity for learning and enrichment.

08:25 Students arrive at school

08:30 am - 08:50 am


20 mins

08:50 am - 09:50 am

Period 1

60 mins

09:50 am - 10:50 am

Period 2

60 mins

10:50 am - 11:10 am


20 mins

11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Period 3

60 mins

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

Period 4

60 mins

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm


50 mins

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Period 5

60 mins

3:00 pm Schools ends

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

After School Clubs

60 mins


Our assemblies are on a rolling basis, with Year 7 having their weekly assembly on a Friday morning. Year 8 have theirs on a Thursday, with Year 9 Assembly on a Wednesday. Year 10 assembly happens on a Tuesday morning and Year 11 on a Monday.

 If you have any comments or queries about these changes, please contact us


Attendance Matters

It has been proven that high levels of attainment and attendance are linked. If your child does not attend school every day on time, their chances to achieve are minimised.

From September 2015, if your if your child’s attendance level is under 90% (19 days absence a year) you could be prosecuted for failure to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school. You may be sentenced to a fine of up to £2,500 and / or a 3 month custodial sentence.

Section 444 of the 1996 Education Act states:

      "If a child of compulsory school age who is a registered pupil at a school fails to attend regularly at the school, their parent is guilty of an offence."

We look forward to working with all parents / carers in ensuring all students attend school every day, on time.

Mrs J.Devigne-Nicholls
Attendance & Welfare Officer