The Academy Day



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 for some students 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.

Term Dates 2016/2017


Tuesday 6th September - Friday 16th December   
(Half Term - Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October)


Wednesday 4th January - Tuesday 4th April
(Half Term - Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February)
(Easter Break - Wednesday 5th April - Tuesday 18th April)


Wednesday 19th April - Friday 21st July
(Half Term - Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June)


Friday 2nd and Monday 5th September 2016
Monday 31st October 2016
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Tuesday 18th April 2017