Last Week of Term: End of Day Timings

End of school times will differ across the last week of term as a result of various trips and activities. In these instances students will always be dismissed from school site unless stated and agreed by parent/carer in your trip letter. 

Tuesday 17th July - Sports Day @ Barn Elms 

Finish 14:00pm

Wednesday 18th July & Thursday 19th July - APA Trip Days

Whole School (apart from Year 9):

Arrive at school for 08:45am and finish 14:00pm - Uniform required for all trips apart from Year 10 'Clip and Climb' and 'Paintballing' trips

Year 9 Trip to Olympic Park:

Arrive at school for 08:00am and finish at 16:30pm

Friday 20th July - Last Day of Term

Start at 08:30am and Finish 12:30pm (Uniform required)

 

Thank you to all parents/carers for your support across this year!

NEWS: Change to School Day 2018/19

 

This is an alert to notify you of Ms. Downey's intention to change the school day.

 

At the moment students have a nine period day on a Monday, finishing at 4.00pm.  Ms. Downey is proposing that this changes to an eight period day so that school will finish at 3.20pm. 

This is being considered for the following reasons:

 

  1. Feedback from parents has indicated that they believe the school day is too long, especially in the winter months, when it gets dark early.
  2. Staff also have fed back that they find the teaching day long and in this current climate of teacher shortages, staff wellbeing is a priority.  
  3. As I am sure you are aware, schools nationally are experiencing reduced funding, so a move to a shorter day is more economically viable.
  4. A shorter teaching day would provide us with increased opportunities to provide extra-curricular clubs and interventions.

 

In summary the school day will be as follows:

 

Period Times of the day – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Tutor 8.30-8.50am
1 8.50-9.30am
2 9.30-10.10am
3 10.10-10.50am
  Break
4 11.10-11.50am
5 11.50-12.30pm
6 12.30-1.10pm
  Lunch
7 1.50-2.30pm
8 2.30-3.10pm
Tutor 3.10-3.20pm
 

 

Cont…

Period Times of the day - Friday
Tutor 8.30-8.50am
1 8.50-9.30am
2 9.30-10.10am
  Break
3 10.30-11.10am
4 11.10-11.50am
5 11.50-12.30pm
  Lunch
6 1.10-1.50pm
7 1.50-2.30pm
 

The implementation of this will be September 2018.

 

If you wish to offer any feedback on this change please contact the Principal's PA, Julie Rickard at j.rickard@arkputneyacademy.org