Dates & Times

School term dates and holidays 2017/2018

Autumn term 2017

Term starts: Monday 4 September 2017
Half term holiday: Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017
Term ends: Wednesday 20 December 2017
Christmas holiday: Thursday 21 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018

Spring term 2018

Term starts: Tuesday 2 January 2018
Half term holiday: Monday 19 February to Friday 23 February 2018
Term ends: Thursday 29 March 2018
Easter holiday: Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April 2018

Summer term 2018

Term starts: Monday 16 April 2018
Bank holiday: Monday 7 May 2018
Half term holiday: Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018
Term ends: Friday 20 July 2018
Summer holiday: From Monday 23 July 2018

In addition the school will be closed on 5 further days for staff development (dates to be decided)

“An important priority is to keep our system of grouping children as flexible as possible so that when it becomes necessary, they can be taught in groups formed according to their ability in that particular subject. Our curriculum meets all the demands of the National Curriculum and its assessment arrangements.”

The new school day – September 2016

On January 22nd 2016, I wrote to you all regarding a proposal to change the start and finish times of the school day.  This proposal was approved by Governors on Monday 7th March 2016, with a few changes.  This new school day is listed below and will be implemented in September 2016.

Monday

08:45 – 09:05 Registration/Assembly
09:05 – 10:05 Period 1
10:05 – 11:05 Period 2
11:05 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 12:20 Period 3
12:20 – 13:20 Period 4
13:20 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Period 5
15:00 – 16:00 Period 6

Wednesday

08:45 – 09:05 Registration/Assembly
09:05 – 10:05 Period 1
10:05 – 11:05 Period 2
11:05 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 12:20 Period 3
12:20 – 13:20 Period 4 After P4 the majority of KS4 students leave school to complete private study
13:20 – 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 15:00 Enrichment

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

08:45 – 09:05 Registration/Assembly
09:05 – 10:05 Period 1
10:05 – 11:05 Period 2
11:05 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 12:20 Period 3
12:20 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Period 4
14:00 – 15:00 Period 5

As can be seen above the only change that has been accommodated is bringing the school day forward by 5 minutes, which has come as a request from some parents. In addition we will have a number of staff on duty from 8.40am – 8.45am each day.

The same day detention system was also approved at Governors and will also start in September 2016. The majority of detentions will be 30 minutes and completed on the same day. An e-mail/text message to the parent will be sent within the first 15 minutes so that you are aware that their son/daughter may be slightly late home from school.
Persistent offenders that consistently disrupt the learning of others will be given further detentions of 1 or 2 hours in length. In those situations 24 hours notice will be given.

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