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The College Day

The College day begins at 8.50am. From 8.35am, members of staff are on duty to supervise students. Students are not allowed on to the College site before this time unless they are attending a specific breakfast club.

Please be advised that no vehicles are allowed on to the College site from 2.45pm (2.20pm on Tuesday) for a short period of time, in order to allow students to depart from the site safely.


In order to facilitate changes in the National Curriculum and to continue to offer a broad and balanced coverage of different academic subjects, the College has moved to a two-week timetable. This ensures greater flexibility of the provision offered by the College across both core and foundation subjects and maximises the efficiency of lesson allocation time.

This change results in an earlier finish time on a Tuesday, which allows for a greater variety of extra-curricular opportunities for the students as well as additional training time for staff, to ensure high quality, innovative teaching and learning.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:

08.50 - 09.20 Registration/Assembly*
09.20 - 10.10 Period 1
10.10 - 11.00 Period 2
11.00 - 11.15 Break
11.15 - 12.05 Period 3
12.05 - 12.55 Period 4
12.55 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.20 Period 5
14.20 - 15.10 Period 6
15.10 Normal Finish
15.30 Extended Finish when appropriate**


08.50 – 09.45 Registration/PSHRE
09.45 – 10.35 Period 1
10.35 – 10.50 Break
10.50 – 11.40 Period 2
11.40 – 12.30 Period 3
12.30 – 13.05 Lunch
13.05 – 13.55 Period 4
13.55 – 14.45 Period 5
14.45 Finish

*Period includes for students in Years 7-9 a ten-minute private reading session and for Years 10 and 11 ten minutes to complete revision tasks.

**The majority of students will leave at 3.10pm, but the College day has been extended until 3.30pm to provide for those students whose progress has not been satisfactory. Parents will not be given advance notice if their child is required to stay for a 15-minute detention.  Parents have access to ClassCharts where all detentions are recorded.