Adverse Weather / Alternative Day Protocol

In the instance of the school implementing this protocol, parents will be informed via text message. An announcement will also be posted on the school’s website and social media pages.

The school will operate a revised school day, following the timetable below:

School Day

 

Registration areas

10:00 am

Registration

 

Years 7 & 8

Refectory

10:05 am

Period 2

 

Year 9 Girls

Upper Humanities

11:05 am

Period 3

 

Year 9 Boys

Lower Humanities

12:05 pm

Break, including lunch for those entitled to free school meals

 

Year 10

Library &

Chaucer Building

12:25 pm

Period 4, including registration

 

Year 11

Hall

1:30 pm

Period 5

 

Sixth Form

Upper Study Hall and Upper Refectory

2:30 pm

End of school day

     

Notes

  • Students should consume a substantial breakfast before they leave for school
  • Students who arrive before 10am should report to Main Reception
  • By avoiding a lunch period, the school ensures that less water, ice, snow etc. is brought into the buildings, in order to maintain health and safety standards
  • The early finish allows for students to travel home slowly and safely, and in full light; this also provides an opportunity for the Site Team to make the school ready for the next day (potentially, before things ice/frost over etc.)
  • If the school is open in snowy conditions, students will allowed to snowball on the school fields using loose snow. Any student snowballing elsewhere, using anything other than loose snow, or aiming snowballs at staff will be dealt with severely.