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Samuel Whitbread Academy

The Academy Day


08:15 Warning Bell
08:20 - 8:40 Tutor Registration
08:40 - 9:40 Period 1
09:40 - 10:40 Period 2
10:40 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Period 3
12:00. 13:00 Period 4
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:00 Period 5
15:00 - 16:00
(Tues Thurs)
Period 6
(Enrichment for some students)

The academy timetable is operated on a fortnightly cycle. The calendar designates each week of the academic year as either WEEK A or WEEK B.

Each teaching day has 5 one-hour lessons, 25 hours per week and 50 hours per cycle, with Enrichment lessons, and some compulsory Sixth Form lessons, taking place in period 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In the exam season the academy day may change to a 3:2 split with lunch starting at 12.00pm and period 4 starting at 1.00pm.


Lunch and Break

There is a mid-morning break at 10:40 until 11:00 and then lunch time at 13:00 until the 5 minute warning bell at 13:55. There are many places to buy or eat your packed lunch around the academy including the main canteen, the Graze hatch in the Street and the Blues Cafe for Sixth Formers. Our canteens operate on a fingerprint system. Students can add money to their account at machines around the academy and then pay for their food using their fingerprint.