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Secondary School Day

The Academy’s learning day starts at 8:30am and finishes at 3:15pm, with additional enrichment and progress sessions until 5pm

Registration is conducted using the Arbor MIS system and gives an accurate indication of attendance, punctuality and absence. 

Pupils are expected to arrive at school in plenty of time (by 8:25am) to ensure that they are seated in their tutor classroom for registration at 8:30am.

  • Students to arrive at school to be seated in their tutor classroom for registration at 8.:30am
  • All students have a 40 minute morning registration/form time. 
  • Students have a 20 minute break and 45 minute lunch each day
  • Lessons occur throughout the school day lasting either 50 minutes or 1 hour 40 minutes

Enrichment or Hub activities occur on most days after school and school activities finish at 5.00pm unless prior notice is given otherwise.

Students in KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9) are in vertical tutor groups, with approximately 8-10 students from each year group in each tutor group. This supports pupil leadership and teamwork skills and aids the promotion of positive behaviour through role models and peer mentoring. We believe that this will be hugely beneficial for our students. 

KS4 (Years 10 & 11) are in tutor groups with pupils from the same year to allow for additional academic progress sessions to support their exam studies. 

Secondary Day


08:30 - 09:10

Morning registration/Form time

09:10 - 10:00 Period 1
10:00 - 10:50 Period 2
10:50 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 12:00 Period 3
12:00 - 12:50 Period 4
12:50 - 13:35 Lunch
13:35 - 14:25 Period 5
14:25 - 15:15 Period 6
15:15 - 17:00 Enrichment Activities 



Parental Support

Pupils should come “ready to learn” and equipped for the school day with pens, pencils and a ruler, their planner and a reading book.  Planners are provided by the school on the pupils first day.

Punctuality and high attendance are strongly valued by the academy as they prepare the pupils for their future ventures both academically and in the world of work; we value our parents support in ensuring pupils arrive at school on time and is rarely absent.  Results show that pupils with a high level of absence achieve lower GCSE grades than their peers; please contact your child’s Head of Year or tutor if you are concerned about your child’s attendance. 

Equipment for School

Pupils will need to be fully prepared for each school day and bring with them:

  • 2 x lead pencils
  • 2 x black or blue biro pens
  • 2 x purple pens
  • A 30cm ruler
  • A pencil eraser
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A scientific calculator

Pupils should also bring: 

  • Coloured pencils and a basic set of felt tip pens
  • A clear plastic angle measure or protractor and compass
  • A reading book 

Eraser pens may be used but correction fluid in bottles and pens are not permitted.

All items of personal property should be marked with the owners name.

Please note that we expect pupils to treat their own possessions and also school equipment with equal care and respect. Books and items of school equipment are provided on the understanding that pupils take care of them. Pupils who damage or lose school property are required to meet the cost of the replacement.