What to Expect

The normal school day will begin at 8:40am and will end at 3:25pm.  A bell signals the start and end of registration and lesson periods.  A warning bell will ring at 8.35am to give students time to make their way to their tutor bases for morning registration.   The security gates at both entrances to the school will lock at 8.40am; please ensure that your child has enough time to travel to school.

Access to the site thereafter will be via the intercom system. Once the gates are closed, children arriving late will need to access the school via the pedestrian gate beside the Sixth Form Centre and use the intercom, followed by signing-in at the Student Centre. If children need to leave during the day, they should sign-out at the Student Centre and then use the intercom at the gates to arrange for the gates to be opened.  At the end of the day, the entrance gates will open at 3.00pm (2.00pm on a Friday).

At lunch, a warning bell will ring at 1.30pm to give students time to make their way to their class for afternoon registration.

The timings for the school day are as follows:

Monday to Thursday

Registration 8.40am - 9.00am
Period 1 9.00am - 9.55am
Period 2 9.55am - 10.50am
Break 10.50am - 11.05am
Period 3 11.05am - 12.00pm
Period 4 12.00pm - 12.55pm
Lunch 12.55pm - 1.35pm
Period 5 1.35pm - 2.30pm
Period 6 2.30pm - 3.25pm

On Friday, school finishes at 2.30pm, which is at the end of Period 5.

First Aid

Parents are requested not to send their child to school if he/she appears to be genuinely unwell or is in need of medical treatment.

The school has a number of first aiders on site.  It is essential that we have up to date telephone numbers to enable us to contact a parent, relative or a friend in the case of an emergency.

The school also owns a defibrillator and all first aiders are trained in how to use this.


In the unlikely event of an emergency school closure, information will be available on the Local Authority’s website, www.glosclosedschools.com, as well as the school's website, twitter and Facebook pages.