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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 - 2020 / 2021 Academic Year Term Times


  • Term 1: Monday 7th September 2020 to Thursday 22nd October 2020
  • Term 2: Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020


  • Term 3: Tuesday 5th January 2021 to Friday 12th February 2021
  • Term 4: Monday 22nd February 2021 to Thursday 1st April 2021


  • Term 5: Monday 19th April 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021
  • Term 6: Monday 7th June 2021 to Friday 23rd July 2021

Public Holidays

  • 25th and 28th December 2020
  • 1st January 2021
  • 2nd April 2021 (Good Friday)
  • 5th April 2021 (Easter Monday)
  • 3rd May 2021 (Early May Bank Holiday)
  • 31st May 2021 (Spring Bank Holiday)
  • 30th August 2021 (Summer Bank Holiday)

CPD Days

  • Thursday 3rd September 2020
  • Friday 4th September 2020
  • Friday 23rd October 2020
  • Monday 4th January 2021
  • Monday 28th June 2021



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