Term Dates & The School Day

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2020-2021

Autumn Term 2020-2021

INSET Training Day (no students) – Tuesday 1st September 2020

INSET Training Day (no students) – Friday 2nd October 2020

INSET Training Day (no students) – Friday 23rd October 2020

Wednesday 2nd September 2020 – Friday 18th December 2020

Half term: Friday 23rd October 2020 –  Friday 30th October 2020

 

Christmas / Holiday Break

Monday 21st December 2020 – Friday 1st January 2021

Spring Term 2020-2021

Monday 4th January 2021 – Friday 26th March 2021

Half term: Monday 15th February 2021 – Friday 19th February 2021

 

Summer Term 2019-2020

INSET Training Day (no students) – Monday 19 July 2021

INSET Training Day (no students) – Tuesday 20 July 2021

Monday 12th April 2021 – Friday 16th July 2021

Half term: Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021

 

End of School Year Break

Monday 19th July 2021 – Tuesday 31st August 2021*

 

Assemblies

Year 7 & 13 Monday

Year 8 & 12 Tuesday

Year 9 Wednesday

Year 10 Thursday

Year 11 Friday

 

The School Day

Please note the following opening times:

Main Reception Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 16:00, Friday 08:00 – 15:30

Student Reception and First Aid 08:15 – 15:15

An answer machine service is available outside of these hours 01268 471 201.  We will return your call the following school day.

Students may access the Breakfast service at these times

Years 7,8 and 9 from 8.00am in Café ‘B’.

Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 from 8.30am in Café ‘B’.

 

Staggering Arrival Times

Following the publication of the DfE’s Guidance for Full Opening on 2 July 2020 (updated 7 August 2020), it is our plan that all students, in all year groups, we have put in place staggering arrival and alternative start and finish times for the year groups. There is alternative ways where each year group will enter the school to minimise the contact between them and created ‘whole year group bubbles’ as per government guidance.

Students will be expected to arrive at the following times and use the following entrances:

Year 7, 8, 12 & 13

Arrival Start Time: 8:30am

Year 7: Main Entrance

Year 8: Bromfords Drive

Year 12&13: via staff car park

 

Year 9, 10 & 11

Arrival Start Time: 8:55am

Year 9: Main Entrance

Year 10: Bromfords Drive

Year 11: via staff car park

 

Lesson Times

We are retaining our 5-period day with 55-minute lessons, the reduction from 60 minute lessons allows for movement time. Movement time has been introduced between lesson changeovers to accommodate students moving in whole class bubbles and being delivered and collected from their central gathering points:

 

Year 7, 8, 12 & 13

Start Time Finish Time
Tutor 8.30am 8.55am
Period 1 9.05am 10.00am
Period 2 10.10am 11.05am
Break 11.05am – No Catering 11.25am – No Catering
Period 3 11.25am 12.20pm
Period 4 12.25pm 1.55pm
Period 5 2.05pm 3.00pm

Year 9, 10 & 11

Start Time Finish Time
Arrive 8.55am
Period 1 9.05am 10.00am
Period 2 10.10am 11.05am
Break 11.05am – No Catering 11.25am – No Catering
Period 3 11.25am 12.20pm
Period 4 12.25pm 1.55pm
Period 5 2.05pm 3.00pm
Tutor 3:05pm 3:30pm

 

Central gathering points

The students will gather at the following before school, at break and between lessons:

Year 7:  Sports Hall

Year 8:  Main Hall

Year 9:  Sports Hall

Year 10: Canteen

Year 11: Gym

Year 12: Sixth Form Centre

Year 13: Sixth Form Centre

 

Period 4 Lunch

Years 7&10

  • 12:25 – 12:55 – Lunch
  • 12:55 – 13:55 – Lesson 4

Years 9&12&13

  • 12:25 -12:55 – Lesson 4
  • 12:55 – 13:25 – Lunch
  • 13:25 – 13:55 – Lesson 4

Years 8&11

  • 12:25 – 13:25 – Lesson 4
  • 13:25 – 13:55 – Lunch

 

Staggering Leaving Times

To facilitate the staggering of students as they leave the school site, students will be released at the end of the day in 2 waves, with each wave having year groups leaving via different entrances:

Year 7, 8, 12 & 13

Leaving Time: 3:00pm

Year 7: Main Entrance

Year 8: Bromfords Drive

Year 12&13 via staff car park

Year 9, 10 & 11

Leaving Time: 3:30pm

Year 9: Main Entrance

Year 10: Bromfords Drive

Year 11: via staff car park