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Timetable for the School Day 23 / 24 

School Timetable


Weekly total hours

Core school hours are between 08:40 - 15:10, totaling 32.5 learning hours per week. 

Please note, this doesn't included any afterschool activities.   

Daily overview

The school day begins at 8.40 am, students report to their Form room at 8.40am, ready for morning registration with their form tutor.

Break and lunch time arrangements

Students take a 15 min break between 10.15 and 11.30am. Each year group takes a break at a set time during Period 2.  This ensures students have plenty time to socialise with their year group and to visit the restaurant to buy a morning snack and drink if they wish.

Students take a 35 min lunch break between 12.30 and 2.10pm. Each year group has a set time for lunch and use of the restaurant.  This reduces queuing time and makes for a calm and relaxed social time for students from the same year group to eat together.

Before school starts


Students are encouraged to arrive for school in good time.  We know that many of our students, and parents / carers, appreciate the opportunity to youngsters to have first or second breakfast in readiness for the day ahead. A good start to the day begins with a good breakfast. Students are invited to take breakfast in the restaurant from 8am each school day. 

Early bird learning

For Key Stage 4 students, we run additional classes over the school year.  These are focused revision sessions intended to support students in key subject areas. The classes may occasionally start before school (from 8am) and usually run for 60min after school on most evenings for year 11 students.

At the end of the school day

At the end of the school day at 15.10, students can continue learning in a range of ways, including through our Extra-curricular programme. This programme includes opportunities for

  • Homework club every night
  • Focused revision, particularly for Year 11 students 
  • Sports and PE activities including Sports Fixtures
  • Performing arts and rehearsals for up and coming performances


When students receive a behaviour sanction as part of our Pastoral support programme, they attend either a 30 minute or a 60 minute detention after school.