September Start Information
Posted - 30 August 2016
Detailed below are the start times for each year group. All pupils will assemble in the atrium at the appropriate time. Following an address by Mr McGuinness, they will go to their tutorial base where they will be given their timetable, and school routines will be outlined.
Monday 5th September - Inset Day
Tuesday 6th September
- Year 7 > 9:00 - 12:00
- Year 8 > 9:30 - 12:00
- Year 9 > 12:30 - 3:00
- Year 10 > 1:00 - 3:00
- Year 11 > 1:00 - 3:00
- Year 12/13 > 1:30 - 3:00
Wednesday 7th September - Normal school Day
Thursday 8th September - Normal school day
Friday 9th September - Inset day (Year 7 on induction day - 8:50am - 3:00pm)
Easter School Information - 2016
Posted - 24 March 2016
Would pupils and parents please refer to the letter sent by post as to which classes Year 11 pupils should attend over the Easter break.
Morning classes will begin at 9:30am & afternoon sessions at 12:30pm until 2:30pm. Please be on time.
Please see this timetable below for information about specific subjects.
Ofsted Monitoring Visit
Posted - 01 March 2016
Ofsted will be visiting school on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March to complete the 4th monitoring visit.
Posted - 11 February 2016
We are currently in the process of updating the telephone service and school answer machines. If you need to leave a message, then please give this to the Receptionist (by choosing option 1) who will ensure that it is given to the chosen staff member.
Alternatively, messages will be collected from the school email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) daily and passed on promptly.
Change in Length of Registration, Break and Lunch
Posted - 13 January 2016
From Monday 18th January 2016 we are planning to makes some changes to the structure of the school day. The start and end times of the day, as well as the length of lessons will remain unchanged but the duration of registration, break and lunch times will be adjusted, as outlined below:
- 8.50 - 9.05 am Registration
- 9.05 - 10.05 am Lesson 1
- 10.05 - 11.05 am Lesson 2
- 11.05 - 11.20 am Break
- 11.20 - 12.20 pm Lesson 3
- 12.20 - 1.20 pm Lesson 4
- 1.20 - 2.00 pm Lunch
- 2.00 - 3.00 pm Lesson 5
Registration, 8.50 - 9.05am, will be extended by 5 minutes to allow more time with Form Tutors at the start of the day. Break, 11.05 - 11.20am, will be reduced to 15 minutes, during which a breakfast menu will be offered to students. Afternoon lunch, 1.20 - 2.00pm, will be extended to 40 minutes, during which Meal of the Day and other nutritionally balanced options will be offered. We will be encouraging students to sit and eat together in a social setting and providing additional serving spaces around the school to reduce congestion in the canteen. Students will also have the option to pre-order sandwiches in the morning which can be picked up at the start of lunch, speeding up access to food.
Breakfast is widely regarded as the most important meal of the day so if students are occasionally unable to get breakfast at home then the canteen is open each morning to provide hot and cold options.
Many students will continue to bring in packed lunches and we hope that these will continue to include healthy and nutritional foods within them. Your support with this is very much appreciated.
As a school, we believe these changes will contribute to improved teaching and learning, with students being more focused and energised.
Mr T McGuinness