Our School Day

8.20am   -           8.40am   Form
8.40am   -   9.30am   Period 1
9.30am   -   10.20am   Period 2
10.20am   -   10.40am    Morning Break
10.40am   -   11.30am    Period 3
11.30am   -   12.02pm    Period 4
12.20pm   -   13.00pm   Lunch
13.00pm   -   13.50pm   Period 5
13.50pm   -   14.40pm    Period 6  


Attendance Rewards


2020-2021 - 100% attendance at school

2020-2021 - 100% attendance at school


Regular school attendance is an important part of giving children the best possible start in life. The aim should be to attend 100% of the time. Students who miss school frequently can fall behind with their work and do less well in exams. Good attendance also shows potential employers that a young person is reliable. 

It is vital we work to teach our students the value of attending the Academy at 8.20am each day. We do understand that on some occasions children may be ill and unable to attend the Academy. 

Please make sure you call us on 01226 284606 or via Arbor to report the absence and follow this up with a note or letter explaining the reason for absence.


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 08.15am 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 8.00am until 08.10am 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 25-minute correction the same day. The correction will take place in the main hall and will be led by the Senior Leadership Team. It is expected that all students with a ‘late’ detention will take themselves to the main hall at the end of the day and successfully complete their detention. 

Corrections (Detentions)

24 hours’ notice of a correction is no longer required. ‘Schools don’t have to give parents notice of after school detentions or tell them why a detention has been given’ (https://www.gov.uk/academydisciplineexclusions) However as an Academy, we will inform parents via Arbor of Corrections set after school. The purpose of Corrections is to improve behaviours and act as a deterrent for future misbehaviour.

Parental permission is also not required provided that staff have considered:

  • The welfare of the child.
  • Whether the child has caring responsibilities,
  • Whether parents should be informed of the correction, any travel arrangements.

Inconvenience to the parents does not matter if the child has a means to get home safely. The Academy sets corrections for certain misconducts or poor behaviour choices. 

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