Changes to timings of School Day 2015-2016

Dear Parents

I am writing to inform you that we will be changing the timings of the school day slightly next year as we have decided to increase the length of our lessons from 50 minutes to 1 hour.  We believe that this will have a positive impact on your child’s learning and that they will make better progress as a result of this change.

The school day for 2015-2016 will be as follows:


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday
8.25am Students arrive at school 8.25am Students arrive at school
8.30am Registration/Assembly 8.30am Registration/Assembly
8.45 – 9.45am Period 1 8.45 – 9.45am Period 1
9.45 – 10.45am Period 2 9.45 – 10.45am Period 2
10.45 – 11.15am First Break 10.45 – 11.15am First Break
11.15 – 12.15pm Period 3 11.15 – 12.15pm Period 3
12.15 – 12.45pm Second Break 12.15 – 1.15pm Period 4
12.45 – 1.45pm Period 4 1.15 – 1.45pm Second Break
1.45 – 2.45pm Period 5 1.45 – 2.15pm PSHEE
2.45 – 3.05pm Study Support/Mentoring 2.15 – 3.15pm Period 5


All students stay on the school site until the end of the school day (3.15pm Wednesdays; 3.05pm on all other days).

On a day when your child is not required to attend a Study Support session you may however give your permission now for them to leave the school site early at 2.45pm.

Your child will be handed a letter on Friday 19th June containing all the above information along with a reply slip that needs to be returned to your childs tutor to confirm you have received this important information.


Please note: there is an error on the letter that has been handed to students. The start time for PSHEE on a Wednesday should read 1.45pm – 2.15pm, not 1.15pm – 2.15pm.


Mrs Hardingham