Confirmed Changes to Academy Day

A female student using a pipet to drop liquid in a test tube as a part of a science experiment

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following our recent consultation on changing the times of the academy day, I am pleased to announce that our proposed changes will be implemented from September 2022. From previous correspondence you will remember that earlier in the year the DFE published a set of minimum expectations on the length of the school week, with the minimum requirement for state-funded mainstream schools being at least 32.5 hours by September 2023.

The 32.5 hour minimum includes break and lunch times as well as teaching time and any extra-curricular activities that all pupils are expected to attend. It does not include optional before or after school provision.

As a gentle reminder, from September 2022 the timings of the school day will be as follows:

Activity

Times

Period 1

8:30am – 9:35am

Period 2

9:35am – 10:40am

Break/Tutorial

10:40am – 11:00am

Break/Tutorial

11:00am – 11:20am

Period 3

11:20am – 12:25pm

Period 4

12:25pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:10pm

Period 5

2:10pm – 3:15pm

Activity

Times

Period 1

8:30am – 9:35am

Period 2

9:35am – 10:40am

Break/Tutorial

10:40am – 11:00am

Break/Tutorial

11:00am – 11:20am

Period 3

11:20am – 12:25pm

Period 4

12:25pm – 1:10pm

Lunch

1:10pm – 2:00pm

End of School Day

2:00pm

Thank you to all those who participated in the consultation.

Best Wishes,

Mrs E Smith
Principal