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School Times

Below is a breakdown of our school day; start and end times, registration, lesson periods, lunch time and breaks.

"I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them " - E. V. Lucas
8:50am Warning Bell Duty teams active
Students and Staff go to registration
9am - 9:15am Mentor Time Students arriving late report to reception
9:15am - 10:15am Period 1
10:15am - 10:30am Break Duty teams active
10:30am - 11:30am Period 2
11:30am - 12:30pm Period 3
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch Lunchtime Supervisors active
1:30pm - 2:30pm Period 4 (includes afternoon registration)
2:30pm - 3:30pm Period 5
3:30pm - 3:40pm Duty teams active

Assembly Rota

Assemblies will take place from 9am to 9:15am, on the days indicated below:

  • Monday: No assemblies
  • Tuesday: Baggaley House assembly and Buxton House assembly
  • Wednesday: Fanshawe House assembly and Gosforth House assembly
  • Thursday: Millican House assembly and Spaven House assembly
  • Friday: Year assembly in Phoenix Hall - year groups rotate weekly and will be advised via the slides shown to students in mentor time of the same week

On assembly days, Houses / year groups should go straight to the Hall to be ready to start assembly at 9am, rather than going to mentor rooms.


Leave of Absence for Students

There is no automatic right for students to be granted authorised absences. We consider every request for leave of absence in relation to the context of the request, the individual student's attendance and educational attainment.

Only the school can approve absence, not parents. Parents and carers need to be aware that absences from school can have a detrimental effect on student's progress and achievement in examinations.

To apply for a student leave of absence, please complete the "Leave of Absence Form for Students" that can be downloaded from the policies page, and return to reception at least two weeks before the date of the proposed absence.


Term Dates - 2019 / 2020 Academic Year Term Times


  • Term 1: Wednesday 4th September 2019 to Thursday 24th October 2019
  • Term 2: Monday 4th November 2019 to Friday 20th December 2019


  • Term 3: Tuesday 7th January 2020 to Friday 14th February 2020
  • Term 4: Monday 24th February 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020


  • Term 5: Monday 20th April 2020 to Friday 22nd May 2020
  • Term 6: Monday 1st June 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020

Public Holidays

  • 25th and 26th December 2019
  • 1st January 2020
  • 10th April 2020 (Good Friday)
  • 13th April 2020 (Easter Monday)
  • 8th May 2020
  • 25th May 2020 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 31st August 2020 (Summer Bank Holiday)

CPD Days

  • Monday 2nd September 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019
  • Friday 25th October 2019
  • Monday 6th January 2020
  • Monday 20th July (Disaggregated Day)


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