The school day starts at 08:55 and ends at 15:25. This includes all breaks.
At Heart of England we have five periods of lessons, two breaks and a tutor session every day. For most of the year the timetable for each day looks like this:
At the start of the day a bell sounds at 08:50 which is five minutes before tutor time starts. You are expected to be in your tutor room by the time the second bell sounds at 08:55. You should aways go promptly to your lesson when the bells sound or it is time for lesson change. Students who arrive after the session start time will be marked as late.
Mostly different lessons occur in each single period. Sometimes, some Sixth Form and some Key Stage 4 lessons occur over two periods (a double).
There are three variations in the daily timetable which are used for short periods of time or one-offs. These are oulined below. There may be variations in these depending on circumstances.
For a few weeks a year we adopt an exams timetable such as when students are sitting GCSEs and A Levels. The time slots are all the same but they can be is a slightly different order. There are still five lessons, two breaks and a tutor session each day. An example of this might be that lunch is moved earlier and that there may be two lessons/periods after lunch. School always begins and ends at the same time.
Some days we may have an earlier finish – there are two variations of this. This is usually for special events like Open Evenings or occasionally for the last day of term. Catering services are only available during the single Brunch break when a full lunch menu is offered. Buses arrive early to collect children. The format is:
In the event of an 12.30 finish catering services are only available during the single Brunch break when a full lunch menu is offered. Buses arrive early to collect children. The format is: