Timing of the School Day
Please find below a listing of our day to day timetable.
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 4.00pm
|Session 1a||Lesson 1 begins at 8.30am|
|Session 1b||Lesson 2|
|Personal Tutorial (PT Time) or Assembly|
|Session 2a||Lesson 3|
|LUNCH sitting 1|
12.15pm to 1.00pm
|LUNCH sitting 2|
1.00pm to 1.45pm
|Session 2b||Lesson 4 until 4.00pm (end of school day)|
(after school clubs or homework time in the library)
Homework club is a drop-in session from Monday to Thursday: 4.15pm to 5.30pm.
- Most students arrive by 8.15am but they are permitted to arrive any time after 7.30am.
- The lunch break is 45 minutes plus a morning break.
- After school clubs start from 4.15pm and are available to book before the start of each term. As lessons finish at 4.00pm, students can have a break and a snack between 4.00pm and 4.15pm.
A day in the life of…… Oliver in Year 8
7.30 am – Arrived at school early today and headed straight for the restaurant. Purchased a hot chocolate and croissant and dived on to an IT cluster to finish off my Physics homework from last night – posted it to Mr Lees on the Virtual Learning Environment. Had five minutes left to check the football blog from our match on Monday.
8.30 am – English. My best subject! Right now at the old age of thirteen I can see myself as a theatre director. We had a great discussion with Mrs Mannion last week about rhetoric in Shakespeare and how a mass of people can be influenced. We looked at the speeches of Mark Anthony and Brutus in Julius Caesar and compared them to modern politicians. I’m looking forward to going to the National Theatre to see this play next term.
10.00 am – Breakfast break. After a quick drink, went to a flexi room (computer and work space) to work on an animation project I’m doing with Max. Hopefully, we can show it in assembly.
10.20 am – Maths. I like the brain “warm up” we do at the start of every lesson - ten mental arithmetic questions against the clock. This certainly wakes us up. Mr Fuller started a new topic with us today which he says will be of practical use. We were given scale drawings and two facts: one litre of paint would cover 6 square metres of wall and a 5-litre tin of paint costs £31.99. We had to work out how much it would cost to paint the house. I am working with David and he is really good at organising the way forward on this task.
11.50 am – Personal Tutor time. I like this part of the day as we get the chance to talk to kids in other year groups. Spoke to Sarah in Year 7. She’s worried about maths next year. I told her I had a bit of difficulty last term, especially with simultaneous equations, and that Mr Ekudo gave me some extra tuition. This helped a lot. It’s still not my favourite but I’m more confident in maths now.
12.15 pm - Lunch. I’m starving. Spoke to the school chef about my food technology class next week. I said we are going to learn how to prepare roast chicken and then serve it to our parents in the restaurant. She said she would look forward to sampling my efforts. I’m on the school food committee and I feel that they have definitely listened to some of our suggestions this year. Afterwards I went to the sensory garden in the playground just to chill out in the sun – was talking to Joey about whether to do jazz club next term – his dad is coming in to help with the brass section. We also said we can’t wait to use the roof terrace when we reach Sixth Form. There is table tennis up there!
1.15pm – 4.15pm Games. Got the coach to Westminster Pitches. We had a team talk with Mr Sweeney and then worked on technical skills. Don’t think I’m going to get into the first team this year but that doesn’t matter as long as I get a chance to play. Anyway, my favourite is kayaking – can’t wait until Friday clubs to get back on to the river.
4.30 pm – Clubs. Am doing a music programming club with Mrs Bowden. We are using Logic Pro on the Macs in the music department. I’m really getting the hang of it and have added strings to a piano piece I’m working on.
5.30 pm – Mum was due to pick me up today but not until 6 30pm so I had an hour to kill. Was tempted to do a bit of work on my painting but decided to leave it until tomorrow as the Art Department never seems to close. Another hot chocolate. Said hello to Mrs Gardener in the cafe. She has known me since I was four!