The Academy Day

All students are welcome at the Academy from 7:30am each morning,  From 7.30am – 8.15am breakfast items and drinks are available to purchase.  For a full list of what is served on a daily basis, please take a look at the School Meals section of our website.


The Academy Day starts for all students at 8:30am prompt when registration takes place. Punctuality is very important and has a direct impact on student progress. If your child arrives after this time you should provide them with a note to explain their lateness, otherwise they will be given a detention to make up for the time that they have lost.

Registration lasts for a 15-minute period where students will be registered in their learning tutorial groups. During this time each day a different whole year assembly will take place for each year group, with all learning tutorials in that year attending. Assemblies are themed and either led by senior members of staff or Heads of Year.

Assembly Timetable

  • Year 7 : Monday
  • Year 11 : Tuesday
  • Year 10 : Wednesday
  • Year 9 : Thursday
  • Year 8 : Friday

The Academy Day

Time:All Year Groups
8.30am – 8.45amPeriod 1 – Life Skills and Character
8.45am – 9.45amPeriod 2
9.45am – 10.45amPeriod 3
10.45am – 11.00amBreak
11.00am – 12.00 noonPeriod 4
12.00 noon – 1.00pmPeriod 5
1.00pm – 1.35pmLunch
1.35pm – 2.35pmPeriod 6
2.35pmDismissal Tuesday to Friday for Years 8, 9 & 10 and dismissal Wednesday to Friday for Year 7.
2.35pm – 3.35pmPeriod 7 for all students each Monday and every Monday to Friday for Year 11 students and every Monday and Tuesday for Year 7 students.

Period 7

On Monday all students will have a period 7 lesson and the school day will end at 3.35pm. The remainder of the week Years 8, 9 and 10 will finish their lessons at 2.35pm and Year 7 will finish their lessons Wednesday – Friday at 2.35pm.

After 2.35pm on certain days catch-up and extra-curricular clubs will take place.

Getting to school

To get to and from the Academy, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks. Getting to the Academy by bus is also an option, see Getting Here page for more information. However, if you do need to travel by car, we ask that you please park wisely.

Current Length of School Week:

  • Year 7 – 32 hours 25 mins (including Electives each Tuesday)
  • Year 8 – 31 hours 25 mins
  • Year 9 – 31 hours 25 mins
  • Year 10 – 31 hours 25 mins
  • Year 11 – 40 hours (including Lesson 7 intervention)