School Day

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Please note - the information below is for the current academic year 2020-2021.  From September 2021 we will be operating a slightly revised timetable that will extend the school day by 10 minutes to 3.30pm.  

The Abbey School operates a 2 week (48 periods) timetable which alternates between Week A and Week B according to a pre-published schedule.

Students should aim to arrive in the playground ready for the morning's line-up at 8.45am. The school day will then begin at 8.50 with a 30 minute registration period with form tutors. Within this slot there is time allocated to support students with literacy, numeracy, thinking skills and academic mentoring. There are also regular year group and house assemblies that take place for each student dependent on their year group.

On Thursdays

Period 4 is lengthened by 10 minutes and the school day ends at 2.30 for students. However, Year 11 students will have support and revision sessions in this time at specific points in the school calendar. The remainder of the afternoon on a Thursday until 4.50 is used for staff CPD and INSET.

Activities are available for those students who have to remain in school until 3.20 on Thursdays.




Morning Line-up


Tutor Time/Assembly


Lesson 1


Lesson 2


Lesson 3


Family Lunch / D.E.A.R. / Recreation


Lesson 4


Lesson 5


At the end of each school day, students in some buildings are released up to 5 minutes early to allow for staff duties and to spread the flow of pedestrian traffic from the school site across the A2 bridge.  A staggered dismissal will also assist with social-distancing of the year-group 'bubbles'.

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