Structure of the day

The academy day starts at 8.15am and finishes at 2.20pm. Students are required to be onsite in time for the first bell at 8.10am. Students usually attend lessons in 60 minute blocks as demonstrated in the table below. Students not only gain more from their lessons with our earlier start time, but also benefit from our fantastic INVOLVE extra-curricular enrichment programme which runs at the end of the academy day. We also run Achieve sessions to support students academically.

Please note that students are expected to be onsite from 8.10am at the latest, ready for when the bell goes at 8.15am. Punctuality is key at the academy. Students are expected to move promptly to their next lesson between bells and visit their lockers at break and lunchtime only. We support students to understand the vital importance of being punctual and always ready to learn, as this helps them when they are preparing for the world of work or higher education.

The Structure

The table below shows the structure of the day.

Period Time
Period 1 8.15 - 9.15am
Period 2 (Y7, 8 & 11) 9.15 - 10.15am
Period 2 (Y9 & Y10) 9.30 - 10.30am
Break (Y9 & Y10) 9.15 - 9.30am
Break (Y7, 8 & 11) 10.15 - 10.30am
VT (20 minutes) 10.30 - 10.50am
Period 3 10.50 - 11.50am
Period 4 (Y7) 11.50 - 12.20 pm & 12.50 - 1.20pm
Period 4 (Y8 & 11) 11.50 - 12.50pm
Period 4 (Y9 & 10) 12.20 - 1.20pm
Lunch (Y9 & 10) 11.50 - 12.20pm
Lunch (Y7) 12.20 - 12.50pm
Lunch (Y8 & 11) 12.50 - 1.20pm
Period 5 1.20 - 2.20pm
INVOLVE and Achieve 2.20 - 3.20pm