To minimise the mixing of students whilst on site we have changed the pattern of the school day to stagger arrivals, departures, and movement around the site and have constrained break times to minimise the risk. There are new start and finish times and entry points to the school which are:
Key Stage 3
8.25am arrive, lessons begin at 8.30am – 2.40pm*
Year 7 Enter and depart the school via the Black Corridor
Year 8 Enter and depart the school via the Tower Entrance
Year 9 Enter and depart the school via the Green Gates
Key Stage 4 / Sixth Form
8.55am arrive, lessons begin at 9am – 2.50pm*
Year 10** Enter and depart the school via the Tower Entrance
Year 11** Enter and depart the school via the Green Gates
Sixth Form** Enter and depart the school via the Black Corridor
The school bus will operate as normal and will depart the school at 3pm. Students in KS4 who travel by the bus will report to the library for silent reading until lesson 1 and students in KS3 will report to the library for silent reading at the end of lesson 5 until it is time for the bus to depart.
**KS4 and Post 16 have a shorter day but still receive the five hour lessons (Year 10 and Year 11) and eight hours per A-Level (Post 16). Tutor time will be delivered in a new way and later in the academic year we will use the 3pm slot to offer bespoke tutoring to students who require this in preparation for their public examinations.
***Driving on the school site. From September Parents/Carers are asked not to drive directly onto the school site. Instead please drop your son or daughter in a neighbouring road where it is safe to do so.