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Crayford Academy

School Day

secondary School Day

The Academy’s learning day begins at 8.30am, and ends at 3.15pm.

Registration is conducted using SIMS and gives an accurate indication of attendance, punctuality and absence. 

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

  • Students are expected to arrive at school in time for 8:30am registration.
  • All students have a 10 minute morning registration period
  • 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
  • Assemblies take place at the end of the school day

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

Secondary Day


08:30 - 08:40

Morning registration

08.40 - 09:30 Period 1
09:30 - 10:20 Period 2
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10.40 - 11:30 Period 3
11:30 - 12:20 Period 4
12:20 - 13:05 Lunch
13:05 - 13.55 Period 5
13.55 - 14.45 Period 6
14.45 - 15:15 Afternoon registration / Assembly
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 pens (rollerball/biro or fountain pen) in black or blue
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rubber
  • 30cm ruler
  • Coloured pencils and a basic set of felt tip pens
  • A clear plastic angle measure or protractor and compass
  • A scientific calculator
  • 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.

Pupils are currently not permitted to borrow other pupils property due to Covid-19.

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.