The school day
8.45 am Registration & Assembly
9.05 am Period 1
9.55 am Period 2
10.45 am Morning Break
11.05 am Period 3
11.55 am Period 4
12.45 pm Lunch Break
1.50 pm Registration
1.55 pm Period 5
2.45 pm Period 6
3.35 pm End of School
All students have a timetable based on five days each of six periods, i.e. 30 periods of lessons per week, which can be viewed on the Insight Portal.
School uniformSchool Uniform Supplier Information
The Governors are keen to ensure that students wear the correct uniform and that high standards of dress are maintained. They will give their full support to staff in their efforts to enforce the governors’ uniform regulations.
- Plain dark grey or black tailored trousers (no jeans, denims, corduroy patterns or ‘tight fit’ styles)
- White polo shirt with school crest (plain white polo shirt with collar may be worn but only under school sweatshirt)
- Plain black flat shoes - no trainers, boots, canvas or backless shoes. All shoes should adequately cover the foot for safety reasons.
- Girls may wear black or dark grey plain skirts. These skirts should not be ‘tight fit’ styles and must be knee length. Plain grey or black tights may be worn with these skirts.
- Sweatshirts may be worn; these are bottle green with the school crest for Years 7 to 9. For Years 10 and 11 sweatshirts are black with a school crest.
- Fashion tops (leather jackets, tracksuit tops, knitwear or hoodies) must not be substituted for school sweatshirts.
- Hoodies should not be brought into school as these are not a suitable replacement for coats. PE Faculty Hoodies are to be worn for practices or matches but not as an alternative to a coat.
Students must bring the full, correct kit to every PE lesson and be prepared to participate in the lesson to the best of their ability. In cases of injury/illness, where a student may not be able to fulfil their role as a performer they will be expected to assist in the lesson with alternative activities such as officiating, coaching and leading.
*Tops to be embroidered with surname. Rugby shirt to be embroidered on green playing side.
Protective equipment such as shin pads and gum shields are recommended for some activities e.g. Hockey, Rugby and Football.
UPPER AND LOWER SCHOOL
Make-up - No make-up is to be worn
Jewellery - No jewellery should be worn other than a watch and no more than ONE stud or plain sleeper in each ear. Flesh tunnels or similar items are not allowed. No rings. No other piercings are allowed.
Extreme hairstyles are not allowed, this includes sections of bleached hair and hair dye using unnatural colours. Check with your Head of Year should you be considering such a style.
The headteacher will enforce the Governors’ policy on uniform and appearance. Where appropriate, a pupil may be sent to the Exclusion Room to work. A Fixed Term Exclusion might be appropriate where breaches of the uniform and appearance policy is persistent and defiant.
Students need to recognise school as a place of work and one that has a place in the wider community, therefore, a dress code is expected as in most places of professional work. The current dress code expects students to be clean, smart and tidy.
In line with guidance published in October 2007, the governors have satisfied themselves that our school uniform is fair, reasonable, affordable and does not act as a barrier to parents when choosing the school. At least two suppliers will be appointed to avoid restricted competition.
Although every reasonable care is taken, the school cannot be responsible for personal property and possessions brought into school. It would, therefore, be helpful if the following was noted:-
(a) Pupils should keep their property in a strong bag/holdall/backpack.
(b) All items should be clearly marked with the child's name
(c) iPods, cameras and other valuable possessions should not be brought into school.
(d) Mobile phones are a particular nuisance and are not necessary in school. We have a telephone available for students should they need to contact home. Please support us by making sure that your son or daughter does not bring a mobile phone to school.