At the academy, our academic year is based around three terms – Autumn, Spring and Summer. Generally our dates fit in with North Lincolnshire with the exception of our staff inset days which are different.
Since Covid-19 we have staggered starts for our students, Year 7, 10 and 11 start the day at 8.30am, the first half an hour is tutor time before they start lessons. Year 8 and 9 start their day at 9.00am, they have their tutor time the last half hour of the day.
Our days are of varying lengths, on Monday and Tuesday the taught day finishes at 3:55pm for Years 7, 10 and 11 and 4.25pm for Years 8 and 9. On Wednesday and Thursday the taught day finishes at 2:55pm for Years 7, 10 and 11 and at 3.25pm for Years 8 and 9, on Friday it finishes at 1:15pm for Years 7, 10 and 11 and at 1.45pm for Year 8 and 9 students. The structure of the week works well for our students. They have 25 compulsory taught hours which includes enrichment activities.
Due to Covid-19 we have 5 separate lunchtimes of 20 minutes where students stay in their year groups