Important Notices including School Timings Consultation

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Dear Parents and Carers

I hope this letter finds you well. It has been a busy term and we are incredibly proud of our students who have continued to impress us with their positive attitudes and engagement in lessons. I am sure you are all looking forward to the May half term break as much as we are. 

The exam season has had a great start and we are really pleased our students have engaged in all the revision activities we have implemented. Last week year 12 were on work experience and we are really pleased to hear that they really enjoyed their placements. We are looking forward to year 10 attending their placements this week before we finish for the half term. 

A few updates for you to be aware of below:

Queen Jubilee celebration 

We have timetabled activities in lessons this week to celebrate the jubilee event with our students. We will also be arranging for ice cream vans for students on Wednesday 25th May as part of the celebration. 

Subject Outline of activities 
English KS3 – Newspaper Articles about previous Jubilee celebrations to springboard students’ thinking to write their own. Y10 – Looking into QE2 only becoming queen due to her uncle’s abdication.
Media Studies The Big Jubilee Lunch celebration – analysing the mise en scene of a TV advert
Languages Link to the Royal Spanish family – describing people in your family
Geography The Commonwealth – Creating a Choropleth map of Commonwealth countries & populations
History What is the role of the Monarch in 2022 and how has this evolved? How have royal jubilees been celebrated in the past? The life story of Queen Elizabeth II
RSE/PSHE/Citizenship What it means to be a British Citizen
Art Bunting and pinwheels
DT Paper engineering- crowns
Food Jubilee cake baking 
Science How Science and technology have evolved over the years of her reign
PE Students experience three traditional sports including; Lawn Tennis, Croquet etc
Dance Royal Court Dance
Drama What is status and hierarchy and how can this be communicated through performance?
Music Learn to play the National Anthem
IT How Technology for environmental issues has changed during the Queen’s reign.
Maths All year groups are going to be planning a street party for the Jubilee. Using skills of ratio, money, area and perimeter.

May half term revision 

We will be continuing with our offer of revision sessions over May half term, please encourage students to attend as wherever possible.


30th May 


31st May


1st June  


2nd June


3rd June 

GCSE History 9-12pm

GCSE PE 9-12pm 

GCSE Spanish 12.30-3pm 

KS5 Sociology 10-2pm


GCSE Maths 9-12pm 

GCSE Science 12.30-3pm

GCSE Geography  10-2pm

KS5 Politics 9-12pm 

KS5 Psychology 10-2pm

GCSE English 9-12pm

KS5 Politics 9-12pm

KS5 Media 10-2pm

Bank holiday

no revision scheduled onsite  

Bank holiday

no revision scheduled onsite  

Year 11 and 13 

Students will continue to attend the academy as normal until the last exam, we will be writing again after half term to inform you of leaving plans and the arrangements for their last day and prom. Year 13 are being reviewed regularly in terms of their exams and timetable, again this will continue until their last examination date. 

Further to previous correspondence, Year 11 Chomebooks will be collected during form time during the first week back after half-term w/c 6th June.  It is important that Chromebooks are returned in good-working order and with their charger.  For any queries related to this please contact Anna Sheldrick, Assistant Principal  – 

School timings consultation 

You may be aware of the recent White Paper shared by the government which outlines expectations and changes recommended for schools and education establishments. As part of the proposals put forward we will be looking at the timings of the school day to bring us in line with the recommended 32.5 hours as suggested by the government. The school day will need to be extended in order to meet the recommended 32.5hrs. We are therefore proposing the following changes to the school timings. 

Timings of school day Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 
8:00-8:30am  Students able to arrive at school/ breakfast available in canteen 
8:35-9:00am  Form time 
9:00-10:00am  Period 1 
10:00-11:00am  Period 2
11:00-11:20am  Breaktime 
11:20-12:20pm  Period 3 




Key stage 3 lunch 

Key stage 3 right to read programme 

Key stage 4 and 5  lunch

Key stage 4 and 5 revision/intervention  programme 

1:20-2:20pm  Period 4 
2:20-3.20pm  Period 5 
3:20-4:00pm  Intervention Year 11 and 13 (students will be invited to relevant sessions)


Timings of school day Wednesday 
8:00-8:30am  Students able to arrive at school/ breakfast available in canteen 
8:35am  Movement to lessons 
8:40-9:40am  Period 1 
9:40-10:40am  Period 2
10:40-11:00am  Breaktime 
11:00-12:00pm  Period 3 




Key stage 3 lunch 

Key stage 3 right to read programme 

Key stage 4 and 5  lunch

Key stage 4 and 5 revision/intervention  programme 

1:00-2:00pm  Period 4 

The information in this letter has also been sent to governors for consultation along with the local authority and our bus companies used to transport students to and from school. After the consultation period the times will come into force from the new academic year in 2022. I believe that these changes will be beneficial to the school community, and will have a positive effect on your child’s education.

I appreciate that these changes may affect you, in terms of childcare or working arrangements. For this reason, I would like to invite you to give your feedback by Monday 20th June sending your responses via the attached form:

Consultation Feedback Form

We will write to you to confirm the structure of the day once the consultation finishes on 20th June and we will publish the new times on the school website. 

Key dates 

Start of Term 6 Monday 6 June

Thursday 9 June Year 10 Parents’ Evening (virtual)

Monday 4 July Year 7 Hercules Kingswood Trip

Friday 8 July Year 11 Prom

Monday 11 July Year 7 Trafalgar Kingswood Trip

Friday 15 July Staff INSET day, no students in school

Monday 18 July Year 7 Victory Kingswood Trip

Tuesday 19 July Performing Arts summer show (6pm – 7:30pm)

Wednesday 20 July Sports Day

Friday 22 July End of term, 12 noon finish


Thursday 18 August A Level Results day

Thursday 25 August GCSE Results day

Finally,  I would like to wish you a wonderful May half term holiday. I hope you manage to enjoy the lovely weather and celebrate the Queen’s jubilee with family and friends. We look forward to seeing the students in term 6. 

Yours sincerely,


Numera Anwar