The new school year begins for students on Wednesday 6 September. The school’s term dates for 2023-2024 can be seen here.

Our new Year 7 will go to the theatre when the bell goes for the start of the day.  From here, they will be met by their tutor and taken to their tutor room.  During lesson 1 they will be given their timetables and a reminder of school routines before starting lessons at the start of lesson 2.

All other students will go sstraight to their tutor groups and full details of where these will be located can be seen here.

Students are advised to bring basic school equipment such as a pen, pencil, ruler, pencil sharpener, rubber and calculator.

The following students have PE on the first day of term:

Period 2 – 9D1, 9G1, 9J1 & 9S1

Period 3 – 8D1, 8G1, 8J1 & 8S1

The timings for the new school day are as follows:

Morning Bell/Transition Time 8.40am – 8.45am
Registration and Tutor Time 8.45am– 9.10am
Period 1 9.10am – 10.10am
Period 2 10.10am – 11.10am
First Break 11.10am – 11.35am
Period 3 11.35am – 12.35pm
Second Break 12.35pm – 1.10pm
Period 4 1.10pm – 2.10pm
Period 5 2.10pm – 3.10pm
Enrichment (Voluntary) 3.10pm – 4.30pm

The First Break will see Years 10-11 and Sixth Form have access to the school canteen. The Second Break will see Years 7-9 and Sixth Form have access to the school canteen.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “The more parents can get their child ready for the new term – whether it be early nights beforehand, all the uniform ready to go, mindset to learn in place, and aware of where they need to be then the more successful their start to the new school year will be. It is no surprise that the students who have been supported organisationally by their parents tend to do better in the short and long-term.”