Our School Day

Under normal circumstances our school day structure operates with 6 teaching periods per day, including a 15 minute break and a 30 minute lunch break.

The school day begins at 8:45am with a 25 minute registration with an Edge tutor:

KS3 (YEAR 7 & 8)

KS4 (YEAR 9, 10 & 11)

7.30 – 8.30am BREAKFAST 7.30-8.30am BREAKFAST
8.45 – 9.10am EDGE time 8.45 – 9.10am EDGE time
9.10 – 10.00am Period 1 9.10 – 10.00am Period 1
10.00 – 10.50am Period 2 10.00 – 10.50am Period 2
10.50 – 11.45am Period 3 10.50 – 11.05am BREAK
11.45 – 12.00pm BREAK 11.05 – 12.00pm Period 3
12.00 – 12.50pm Period 4 12.00 – 12.50pm Period 4
12.50 – 1.40pm Period 5 12.50 – 1.20pm LUNCH
1.40 – 2.15pm LUNCH (students line up at 14.10) 1.20 – 2.15pm Period 5
2.15 – 3.05pm Period 6 2.15 – 3.05pm Period 6
3.05 – 5.00pm Nightclub and Enrichment (optional) 3.05 – 5.00pm Nightclub and Enrichment (optional)

We serve breakfast from 7.30am in our canteen. Students have been involved in designing the menu for breakfast, break and Lunch times. A cooked breakfast, porridge, yoghurt, fruit, scrambled egg on toast, crumpets etc… will be available to students from 7.30am – 8.30am every day. Those families in receipt of Free School Meals will receive a Free Breakfast for their children.

We ask that students are on the school site by 8.40am ready for registration in EDGE time at 8.45am

We operate a split break and split lunch time. This means Year 7 students will share their break and lunch with Year 8 students only. Year 9, 10 and 11 students have a separate break and lunch time.

Year 7 and 8 have a later break and a later lunch. In discussion with our Parent Forum we agreed a later break and later lunch for Year 7 and Year 8 would help support students’ concentration through the day. We will concentrate predominantly on English, maths, science and Ebacc subjects (History, Geography, MFL) in the morning and deliver lessons such as Art, drama, PE, Technology, music in our afternoon sessions.


The school has amended the current school day outlined above in light of the government’s COVID guidance for schools to return to operating with full year groups back in school but in safe ‘bubbles’. This can be viewed below. As and when the situation changes, the school will switch to our ‘normal’ timetable structure when it is advised it is safe to do so by Public Health England.

  • COVID School Day

    Aims of the new school day:

    • To reduce the movement of students within the school
    • To keep students within 3 distinct cohorts and within these cohorts keep students in Year group bubbles as much as possible
    • To allow staggered arrival and departure times for each cohort and separate entrances for each Year group bubble
    • To allow students to access the full curriculum
    • Ensure the curriculum is robust and prepares students in KS4 adequately for the rigours of GCSE 2021, particularly Y11
    • To provide students with a school day that is as close to ‘normal’ as possible
    • To ensure we can quickly and seamlessly move back to our original timetable when government guidance allows us to and so it has no detrimental impact on students’ learning.

    The new school day will have three 100 minute lessons each day. 

    8.45-9.10am 9.10-10.50am 10.50-11.15am 11.15-12.50pm 12.50-1.20pm 1.20-3.05pm
    EDGE Session 1 BREAK Session 2 LUNCH Session 3
  • Cohort (Bubble) Timetables

    The school will be split into 3 cohorts.  Within each cohort there will be Year group bubbles.  We will split the arrival and departure times, break times and lunch times for each cohort to reduce the potential mixing of students outside of their cohort and where possible outside of their Year group bubble.  This means students in each cohort will have different arrival/departure times, breaks and lunch times to each other.  Year group bubbles may share the same lunch time but this will be staggered and each Year group bubble will have a designated area which they much stay in to reduce the mixing of Year group bubbles as much as possible.  Students from different Year group bubbles may pass each other on the way to their lunch/break/lesson or their designated area but in line with the government guidance this brief passing on a corridor poses a very low risk.