The Academy Day

The Academy day seeks to make full use of the time available for learning. Learning sessions are divided into 55-minute periods with some lessons lasting up to 110 minutes. These longer sessions encourage deeper learning and engagement. A later start for L3 recognises the unique nature of adolescent development and provides these young adults with the time to prepare for learning.

The standard Academy day includes 25 minutes of House time when pastoral groups come together to meet with their form tutor and take part in assemblies and the pastoral curriculum.

Our extended day offers all students with the opportunity to arrive at the Academy from 8am to be part of breakfast clubs and includes the allocation of time between 3:35 and 4:30 (for lower school) and 4:30-5:30 (for upper school) to take part in the Self-Directed Learning (SDL) programme.

Our working day

 08.30am-9.25am  Period 1A
 9.25am-10.20am  Period 1B
 10.20am-10.40am  Recess
 10.40am-11.10am  House Time / Tutor Time 
 11.10am-12.05pm  Period 2A
 12.05pm-1.00pm  Period 2B
 1.00pm-1.50pm  Period 3A for Level 2 & Level 3 / Lunch for Foundation & Level 1
 1.50pm-2.40pm  Period 3A for Foundation & Level 1 / Lunch for Level 2 & Level 3 
 2.40pm-3.35pm  Period 3B
 3.35pm-4.30pm   Clubs / Enrichment – Self Directed Learning (3 days per week)