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Est. 1921

School Day

08:35 am Form Registration / Year Assembly
08:55 am End of Registration
08:55 - 09:55 am Period 1
10:00 - 11:00 am Period 2
11:00 - 11:15 am Morning Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Period 3
12:l5pm - 12:55 pm Lunchtime
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Period 4
2:05 pm - 3:05 pm Period 5
07.30 am - The cafeteria doors are unlocked. Pupils may have their breakfast in the Arts Wing Cafeteria.

08.30 am - Pupils leave the cafeteria ready for the start of the school day.

08.35 am - The school sound system produces a loud tone. This informs pupils that it is time to make their way into the Arts Wing for registration in their form rooms. On Mondays, all Year 7 pupils should report to Quarry Bank Assembly Hall for assembly

08.45 am - The school tone sounds. Pupils enter their form room for registration. On Monday the assembly begins at this time. Pupils who miss the assembly because they are late are required to serve a late detention.

08.55 am - The school tone sounds. Period 1 begins. Form tutors release pupils and the morning assembly ends. Pupils move around the school to report for their first lesson.

09.55 am - The school tone sounds. This is the end of Period 1. Pupils have 5 minutes to get to their next lesson.

10.00 am - The school tone sounds. Period 2 begins.

11.00 am - The school tone sounds. This indicates the start of morning break time.

During this 15 minute break pupils play outside or may shelter inside if the weather is poor. The cafeteria is open for light refreshments. Many pupils take the opportunity to charge up their credit for lunch time if they did not already do so before the start of school. Most pupils need to visit the toilet!

11.15 am - The school tone sounds. Period 3 begins. This indicates the end of morning break and pupils move into school for the start of lesson.

12.15 pm - The school tone sounds. This is the start of lunch time. At the start of the school year pupils in year 7 are allowed into the cafeteria early and eat first. During the first week of term year 7 pupils have the exclusive use of the Resource Centre. Upstairs there are nearly 60 computers available for pupil use. When year 7 have settled in, they go into lunch first in rotation with years 8 and 9. Many children spend their time queuing ready to go in. However our advice is to play out or stay in the resource centre, and then begin to queue nearer to the time that they will be allowed in.

1.00 pm - The school tone sounds for the start of Period 4 lesson.

2.00 pm - The school tone sounds. Period 4 ends. Pupils have five minutes in order to get to their last lesson of the day.

2.05 pm - The school tone sounds. Period 5 begins.

3.05 pm - The school tone sounds. This is the end of the school day. There are lots of after school activities e.g. homework club and sports activities. Remember to bring your kit and always let parents/guardians know if you are staying later in school. Any pupil may remain in school at the end of the official school day. The Lower School Resource Centre will be open and pupils will be supervised whilst they work there until 4.00pm.