The School Day
Due to Covid-19 the school day has been changed to staggered start times/finish times and break/lunch times
Start times: 8.25am (all students)
End of day:
3pm: Year 7, 8 & 10
3.10pm: Year 9 & 11
8.20am to 3.10pm for Year 7, 8, 9 & 10
8.20am to 4pm for Year 11
Total contact times:
Extra Curricular Events: Thursday
Reception & The School Office is open between 08.00 and 16.00.
We reserve the right to detain a pupil until 3.10pm without prior notification. Your child will be issued with an official slip at least 24 hours in advance if he/she is to be detained beyond 15.10 hrs. We will also send a text notifying you if your child will be detained.
Changes to the Day September 2021
Please note that the calendar dates are accurate at the time of uploading on the website and may be subject to change in accordance with the Covid-19 guidelines.
Latest School Calendar Events
- School Carol Service11Dec2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ St John's Cathedral
- Christmas Lunch (students to order in advance by 4th December)12Dec2023
- Last day of term15Dec2023
- Wear a Christmas Jumper Day (£1 payable to Charity)15Dec2023
- Christmas Holidays18Dec2023
The School Calendar
If pupils are issued with a detention the student will be given a slip by the member of staff. A text 24 hours prior to the detention date will be sent to the parent/carer notifying of the detention and the duration.
Detentions are held as follows:
Headteacher's Detentions: Tuesday 15.15 - 17.15 hrs (2 hour detention)
Homework Detentions: KS3: Tuesday 15.00 - 16.00 hrs (Undertaken by the Department). KS4: Wednesday.
General Detentions: Wednesday 15.00 - 16.00 hrs (for 30 minute or 1 hour detention)
Maths Detentions: Thursday 15.00 - 15.30 hrs
Pupil lists are sent to each class period 5 and students will be taken to the hall or designated room at the end of the school day by their class teacher.
Please refer to the Homework Calendars which show the date when homework is due in by and detention date.
Failure to Attend Any Detention will result in the following:
Any student failing to attend a 30-minute detention will receive a 1-hour Headteachers Detention and should they fail to attend the 1-hour Head detention they will go to a 2-hour Headteacher detention the following week.
Any student failing to attend a 2-hour Headteacher detention will go to Inclusion the next working day to complete.
Term Dates 2023 - 2024
Autumn Term: 1st September – 15th December 2023
Term 1: 1st September 2023 – 20th October 2023
Half Term: 23rd October 2023 – 27th October 2023
Term 2: 30th October 2023 – 15th December 2023
Christmas Holiday: 18th December 2023 – 1st January 2024
Spring Term: 2nd January – 28th March 2024
Term 1: 2nd January 2024 – 9th February 2024
Half Term: 12th February 2024 – 16th February 2024
Term 2: 19th February 2024 – 28th March 2024
Easter Holiday: 29th March 2024 – 12th April 2024
Summer Term: 15th April – 24th July 2024
Term 1: 15th April 2024 – 24th May 2024
Half Term: 27th May 2024 – 31st May 2024
Term 2: 3rd June 2024 – 24rd July 2024
Actual last day of term Friday 19th July 2024
School will be closed on the following dates:
Friday 1st September 2023
Friday 24th November 2023
Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Monday 22nd July 2024 Disaggregated
Tuesday 23rd July 2024 Disaggregated
Wednesday 24th July 2024 (in lieu of 1st September)