The Academy Day

The Academy day seeks to make full use of the time available for learning. Learning sessions are divided into 50 minute periods and are a mixture of single and double periods. 

Students in Foundation through to Level 2+ should arrive by 8.25am everyday of the week. A later start for Level 3 recognises the unique nature of adolescent development and provides these young adults with the time to prepare for learning.The day will start with 20 minutes housetime for all students between 8.30 and 8.50am. This will be taken by their Form Tutor and supported by the pastoral team. Assemblies for houses and year groups will take place at this time on allocated days. Every Friday, house time will be 40 minutes long and used to run the Academy PSHE curriculum with all year groups.

Lunchtimes will be 50 minutes long across the week (excluding 45 minutes for second lunch on Friday). Students in the lower school have the chance to opt out of certain SDL sessions, with parental permission. However, students are required to take part in at least one SDL a week. We encourage all students to take part in more.

The Academy remains open to students until 4.30pm every day for those families who want their child to have structured support for study. For Level 3 and 3+  the Academy will remain open for study until 6pm (with permission from staff). Please see information below for timings across the week:

Monday – Thursday:

Students arrive by 08.25am

08.30am-08.50am Morning House Time
08.50am-09.40am Session 1A
09..40am-10.30am Session 1b
10.30am-10.50am Recess – All students
10.50am – 11.40am Session 2a
11.40am-12.30pm Session 2b
12.30pm-1.20pm Lower School Lunch
12.30pm-1.20pm Session 3A for Upper School
1.20pm-2.10pm Session 3a for Lower School
1.20pm-2.10pm Upper School Lunch
2.10pm-3.00pm Session 3c
3.00pm-3.50pm Session 4 Upper School
3.00pm-3.50pm SDL for Lower School


Students arrive by 08.25am

08.30am-09.10am PSHE House Time
09.10am-10.00am Session 1A
10.00am-10.50am Session 1b
10.50am-11.10am Recess – All students
11.10am-12.00pm Session 2a
12.00pm-12.50pm Session 2b
12.50pm-1.40pm Lower School Lunch
12.50pm-1.40pm Session 3A for Upper School
1.40pm-2.25pm Session 3a for Lower School
1.40pm-2.25pm Upper School Lunch
2.25pm-3.15pm Session 3c

Finish Times Across the Week:

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday the Academy will finish at 1550 (1500 for students in lower school who opt out of SDL)

On Tuesdays, the Academy will finish at 1500 for the whole school. Staff training takes place every Tuesday.

On Fridays the Academy will finish at 1515 for the whole school.