Timetable and term dates

The School Day 23/24

 Academy Gates Open 08:10 – 08:30  
 Registration (Including personal development)  08:30 – 09:10  
 Period 1  09:10 – 10:10  
Period 2  10:10 – 11:30 Break A (KS3) 10:10 – 10:30
Break B (KS4) 11:10 – 11:30
 Period 3  11:30 – 12:30  
Period 4 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch A (KS3) 12:30 – 13:00
Lunch B (KS4) 13:30 – 14:00
 Period 5  14:00 – 15:00  
Enrichment++ 15:00 onwards  
Study + Sessions for Year 11 15:00 onwards  

The Academy will open from 8.10am for all students to access the dining provision where a free breakfast will be available for all students should they wish to access this.

The compulsory school day will start at 8.30am and end at 3pm (32.5 hours per week), however, we would expect it to be commonplace that students would be remaining at the academy, through choice, to participate in the enrichment ++ programme. In addition, students in all year groups may be asked to join ‘catch up’ or ‘intervention’ sessions to assist with their ongoing studies

Absence Procedure

Where a student is absent from school: as early as possible on the day of absence, telephone the academy on 0113 8313990 or send a text through the MyEd App indicating the reason for absence.

A further telephone call will be required if the absence is longer than initially indicated.

An explanatory letter or note in the planner is required on their return to the academy. If the absence is pre-arranged i.e. medical appointments, funerals, religious festivals, please complete an Exceptional Circumstances Request Form. Any absence which is not explained satisfactorily is ‘unauthorised’ and will be marked as truancy.

If a student is absent without the knowledge of the parent/carer or leaves the academy at any time during the school day without permission, they are truanting. This will be sanctioned in line with the academy’s Positive Discipline Policy. In the event of a prolonged absence, medical evidence will be required.

Holidays in Term Time

Any disruption to a student’s education is detrimental to their success, especially during examination periods. This is relevant from Year 7 through to Year 11, when missed assessments and controlled assessment can result in lower grades.

Unauthorised absence can lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice (£60 per parent, £60 per child) being issued.

Term Dates 2023/24

To support you in planning for next year, please see the term dates for your child for the academic year 2023 – 2024:

Term or Holiday Starts  Ends
Autumn Term (First Half) Monday 4 September Friday 27 October
Half Term Monday 30 October Friday 3 November
Autumn Term (Second Half) Monday 6 November Friday 22 December
Christmas Holiday Monday 25 December Friday 5 January
Spring Term (First Half) Monday 8 January Friday 9 February
Half Term Monday 12 February Friday 16 February
Spring Term (Second Half) Monday 19 February Thursday 28 March
Easter Holiday Friday 29 March Friday 12 April
Summer Term (First Half) Monday 15 April Friday 24 May
May Bank Holiday Monday 6 May Monday 6 May
Half Term Monday 27 May Friday 31 May
Summer Term (Second Half) Monday 3 June Tuesday 23 July
Summer Holidays Wednesday 24 July Friday 30 August


CPD / Training Days

The academy will be closed to students on the following dates for CPD/Teacher Training Days

 CPD Day 1 Monday 4 September
CPD Day 2 Tuesday 5 September
CPD Day 3 Friday 20 October
CPD Day 4  Wednesday 13 March
CPD Day 5 Tuesday 2 July


Bank Holidays

Term or holiday Starts
Christmas Day 25 December 2023
Boxing Day 26 December 2023
New Year’s Day 1 January 2024
Good Friday 29 March 2024
Easter Monday 1 April 2024
May Day 6 May 2024
Spring Bank 27 May 2024
Summer Bank 26 August 2024

Term Dates 2024 – 2025

To support you in planning for next year, please see the term dates for your child for the academic year 2024 – 2025:

Term or holiday Starts Ends
Autumn term (first half) Wednesday 4 September Friday 25 October
Half term Monday 28 October Friday 1 November
Autumn term (second half) Monday 4 November Friday 20 December
Christmas holiday Monday 23 December Friday 3 January
Spring term (first half) Monday 6 January Friday 14 February
Half term Monday 17 February Friday 21 February
Spring term (second half) Monday 24 February Friday 4 April
Easter holiday Monday 7 April Monday 21 April
Summer term (first half) Tuesday 22 April Friday 23 May
May bank holiday Monday 5 May Monday 5 May
Half term Monday 26 May Friday 30 May
Summer term (second half) Monday 2 June Tuesday 22 July
Summer holidays Wednesday 23 July