The School Day

8.00am    -     8.20am    Breakfast Club - All students will receive free toast and juice
8.25am   -   8.45am   Morning Registration
8.45am   -   9.45am   Period 1
9.45am   -   10.45am   Period 2
10.45am   -   11.00am    Morning Break
11.00am   -   12.00pm    Period 3
12.00pm   -   1.00pm    Period 4
1.00pm   -   1.30pm   Lunch
1.30pm   -   2.30pm   Period 5
2.30pm   -   3.30pm    Period 6  



Arrival at school Punctuality is an important life skill and we will do all we can to teach all students the importance of arriving on time and being prepared.

• Students are expected to arrive at the Academy at 08.20am at the latest. This is when the whistle is blown giving all students 5 minutes to get to their form rooms and prepare for form time.

• We provide a free breakfast for all our students starting at 7.50am until 08.20am to encourage them to arrive ‘earlier’ and spend time settling themselves and preparing themselves for the school day.

• Any student who arrives in the Academy after 08.25am (by the official attendance clock) will receive an automatic 40-minute detention the same day. The detention will take place in the canteen and will be led by the Attendance Team. It is expected that all students with a ‘late’ detention will take themselves to the canteen at the end of the day and successfully complete their detention. If a student doesn’t attend, they will spend the next full day in Internal Exclusion. Parents will be advised of this ‘late’ detention by text before 12 midday the same day.


Detentions at Barnsley Academy take place in the school canteen at the end of the school day and last 40 minutes.

KS3 detention – 2.30pm until 3.10pm
KS4 detention – 3.30pm until 4.10pm

• All students are responsible for accepting any detentions given to them and for ensuring they attend at the correct place and time. The detention will be the same day and students will be expected to take themselves there at the correct time. Failure to attend their detention will lead to a full day in Internal Exclusion the following day.

• In detentions, all students are expected to silently read books provided by the school or their own reading book (Accelerated Reader).

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