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The School Day

The structure of the school day is as follows:

8.00 Resource Centre opens
8.30 Tutor period
8.45 Period 1
9.45 Period 2
10.45 Break
11.05 Period 3
12.05 Period 4
13.05 Lunch
13.55 Registration
14.00 Period 5
15.00 Period 6 – for some students
17.30 Resource Centre closes (17.00 on Fridays)

Adult Learning & Skills classes run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


Parents/carers are asked at the beginning of the year to indicate whether their child will go home (not to town) or remain in school at lunchtime. Any alteration to this arrangement should be notified to the school in writing.

The school dining hall is open before school, at break and at lunchtime, and sells a range of hot meals as well as filled rolls and snacks. Those on free meals are currently allowed to spend up to £2.35, and this is ample to buy a main meal of the day with dessert. Drinking water is provided on the tables. We operate a cashless card system, which has a daily limit set by parents. We also provide vending machines that take cash, and offer a variety of food and drinks.