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A Typical Senior School Day

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7:45am

Earliest time of arrival

Students are welcome onto School grounds from 7:45am, they can sit in their Form rooms or use the Sixth Form area until registration time.

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7:45am
7:45am – 8:35am

Breakfast is available in the Dining Hall.

A choice of hot and cold breakfast is available for the whole school in the main Senior Dining Hall. Parents are welcome to join us too!

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7:45am – 8:35am
8:00am

Library, Reception and Switchboard opens

Great for students that want to start their day by catching up on some work, borrowing a laptop or taking out a good book.

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8:00am
8:40am – 8:45am

Registration.

Depending on the day, students either register in their Tutor or Form groups.

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8:40am – 8:45am
8:45am – 9:10am

Assembly or Tutor Period.

Tutor Sets meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; each group is comprised of twenty four pupils of all ages. The Friday sessions are split, with the Tutor working closely with the Sixth Form Pupils and the Assistant Tutor with Years 7 – 11. On Mondays and Thursdays there are assemblies, some whole-school and other Sixth Form specific.

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8:45am – 9:10am
9:15am – 10:15pm

Period 1

This is when the morning lessons start. Each period lasts for an hour.

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9:15am – 10:15pm
10:15am - 10:20am

Transfer Time

There is a short transfer time between each one, so students can get to where they need to be.

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10:15am - 10:20am
10:20am - 11:20am

Period 2

Each lesson lasts for 60 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for transfer.

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10:20am - 11:20am
11:20am - 11:40am

Break Time

Morning break is from 11:20am – 11:40am and allows for a quick recharge before the final lesson of the morning.

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11:20am - 11:40am
11:40am - 12:40pm

Period 3

This is the final period for the morning.

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11:40am - 12:40pm
12:40pm – 1:55pm

Lunch and activities.

Lunch break is nice and long here at the High School, allowing students to have a break for food and to get involved in clubs and activities if they choose. Some students like a full sit-down meal in the Dining Hall while others prefer to Grab-and-Go or get take out food from the Brasserie; this allows more time to participate in activities or relax in our outdoor Sixth Form area. Once refuelled, students can get involved in one of our wide array of co-curricular opportunities taking place here every day. They can also hop on a tram and travel the 2 minutes into the city centre if they prefer.

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12:40pm – 1:55pm
1:55pm – 4:00pm

Afternoon lessons.

After some time spent recharging, students hit the ground running again with their period 4 and 5 classes.

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1:55pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm

School finishes.

If they’re not taking part in any after-school activities, students can grab one of our many school buses or make their own way home. The library closes at 4pm.

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4:00pm