The School Day
8.40 a.m. to 10.40 a.m.
11.00 a.m. to 12.25 p.m. or 12.30 p.m.
1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
School starts at 8.40 a.m. Pupils arrive on transport from 8.40 a.m. and come straight into activities in classrooms.
Morning break is from 10.40 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. for all pupils.
Lower School pupils have a lunch break from 12.25 p.m. to 1.25 p.m. and eat at 12.30 p.m. with a high level of staff support.
Upper School pupils have a lunch break from 12.30 p.m. to 1.25 p.m. and eat at 1.00 p.m., although many of the Key Stage 4 pupils help staff in first sitting as part of their community work.
Lunchtimes include some important learning times, both during mealtimes and afterwards.
The end of the day for pupils is 3.00 p.m.
All the transport has usually left by 3.10 p.m.
Assembly and Collective Worship
Two whole school assemblies are held each week. On Monday mornings a Senior Leadership Team member or a teacher presents an assembly on a theme selected for the half term.
Assemblies are broadly Christian in nature, whilst reflecting and celebrating multi-faith traditions of the school. On Friday an Achievement Assembly is held to celebrate students’ achievements and a homebase group presents the assembly on the theme of either a festival or topical issue.
On other days Upper and Lower School whole area or homebase centred assemblies, which are teacher-led