Changes to the School Day
Important Parental Information for 2017-18
Important changes to the school day will come into effect from the 6th September 2017.
For the majority of students, the school day will now begin at 8:30am and finish at 2:40pm. For selected Year 10 and 11 students, the school day will finish at 3:30pm on certain days in the week. This will allow for additional preparation to take place for GCSE exams and to allow time for students to catch up with subjects in which they may currently be behind in.
Students required to complete extra sessions will be notified separately and this will be a mandatory extension of the school day.
As this change to the school day is a formal arrangement and not part of any extracurricular offering, it will form part of the legal responsibility of parents* to ensure that their child arrives on time to school and remains in school until 2:40pm or 3:30pm, dependent upon the requirement of their timetable.
Please be aware that students who arrive late to school will be required to complete a 20-minute detention at lunchtime on the same day that they are late. In addition, failure to attend school at the correct time or failure to remain in school for the duration of the school day can lead to significant fines being issued to parents for truancy, and this is obviously something that the Academy would like to avoid at all costs.
New school timetable 2017-18
* The term ‘parent’ includes any person or body with parental responsibility such as a foster parent, carer, guardian or local authority.