How long is the school day?

(61 Posts)
Roisin Tue 19-Mar-13 20:29:02

I am prompted by hearing about this school "The Academy day starts at 08.00, all students are expected to arrive by 07.50 and finish at 16.30" They also have a homework support club from 16.30-17.30

Please also include whether your school is an Academy, grammar, state, free, independent, etc.

8.40am - 3.05 pm The school I work at (Academy)
8.40am - 3.30 pm The school my children attend (state secondary)
8.00am - 4.30 pm Kings Science Academy, Bradford (Free School)

SprinkleLiberally Sat 06-Apr-13 12:24:36

8.40 til 3.15 with 45 mins lunch. State sec.

Awizardsstaffhasaknobontheend Sat 06-Apr-13 12:18:45

8:00 to 6:00 Mon and Friday (includes 2 hours of games/pe on both days.
8:00 to 4:30 Tues, Wed and Thurs (unless you have a match on Wed)
Indi with boarders and day pupils

LillianGish Fri 05-Apr-13 21:26:02

Lycee Francais London - school day runs from 8.30am to 6pm and lessons can be timetabled at any time within those hours (with gaps). If you have a late start you can go in late, if you have an early finish you can leave early, if you have an early start and a late finish with a huge gap in the middle of the day too bad! Less than ideal I'd say.

bruffin Fri 05-Apr-13 21:21:16

An early start for school is not a good idea. Teenagers dint get sleepy until much later but need more sleep. They found by moving the morning start time in some schools in the US they got better results and better behaviour. Some schools started at 7.30.

bruffin Fri 05-Apr-13 21:13:28

Dcs school 8.50 to 3.30 mon-thursday and 3.15 Friday.

lapsedorienteerer Fri 05-Apr-13 19:46:00

Yr 5 Prep: 08.20 - 17.00 (inc 1 hour homework) or 18.00 with after school activity.
Yr 6-8 Prep: 08.20-18.00 (inc 1 hour homework) or 19.00 with after school activity.

Kez100 Fri 05-Apr-13 19:44:32

Our secondary 8.40 - 3.10

When I went to school 9.00 - 4.15 (not sure of dinner time length though as a lot of us went home for dinner back then. It could well have been over an hour.)

Dooohhh Fri 05-Apr-13 17:03:25

Prep school on welsh border
7:30-6:00 (or 7:30 if u did any extra curricular)

Clary Fri 05-Apr-13 00:29:58

My school - 8.45-3.30, hour for lunch plus one break.

My DCs' school - about the same hours I think (blush I am not really here then!).

We have two lessons after lunch - I wonder how the kids cope at schools that just have one after lunch and a very late lunchbreak as a consquence - eg starting after 1pm! I am eating the table by about 12.15!

CowsGoMoo Sat 30-Mar-13 23:50:50

My school - State comp 08.55 - 15.20
DD's Prep School 08.00 - 16.30 (can stay to do prep till 18.00)
DS's Indie Senior 08.00 - 17.30

signorapacino Sat 30-Mar-13 21:29:50

Dd private 0850 - 1540.

LouiseAnastasia Sat 30-Mar-13 21:21:40

The state secondary school I went to was from 8:30 - 3:30. This included two 15 minute breaks and a 50 minute lunch break.

JenaiMorris Tue 26-Mar-13 21:07:56

Oh yes, ds's school:

8:35 - 15:00 state secondary

JenaiMorris Tue 26-Mar-13 21:05:57

Eek. Look at Kings' pseudo '.ac' domain name. It makes them look like scammers.

BaconAndAvocado Tue 26-Mar-13 19:53:48

8:40-2:30. State secondary

Roisin Tue 26-Mar-13 15:57:17

Bakingnovice - very bizarre all round.
Do you know any more. I am fascinated!

KnitMinion Tue 26-Mar-13 09:17:20

My old school:
8.30 - 4 M-W
8.30 - 3.20 T
8-30 - 12.15 F

My local secondary school:
8.30 - 3.16 M-Th
8.30 - 12.51 F

Bakingnovice Tue 26-Mar-13 07:53:54

The school mentioned in theOP has just received a terrible ofsted. One of the criticisms was that students struggled with the length of the day and suffered from very poor concentration levels. In response the HT issued a statement saying that he was doing the parents, kids and community a favour by keeping the kids off the streets! A comment the parents found v v insulting. This school is an example of a very failing free school. It has millions put into it but is not working. Another criticism was this it is supposedly a specialist science academy but has no facilities for the study of practical science. You couldn't make this up.

The HT was touted as an 'Oxford' super head. But it's now been revealed he studied some kind of science degree, obtained a very low grade, moved to law, failed to pass his legal practice degree to practice law, went on to pgce and taught in a failing secondary, gave that up and reappeared on the scene a few years later as head of this free school. Very bizarre all round.

lljkk Mon 25-Mar-13 19:23:42

7:45-14:30 when I went to school, with 40 min. lunch, no other breaks except 5 min. to change class (7 lessons/day). 180 days/yr.

8:20-3 for DS now, with 65 mins of breaks (5 lessons/day)
8:20-4pm for the posh girl's school DD likes, with 1 hour of breaks, I think.

Roseformeplease Mon 25-Mar-13 19:14:12

9am - 3.45pm. Scottish secondary.

Mum2Luke Mon 25-Mar-13 19:13:01

The school my son will be going to in September starts at 8.30 and finishes at 2.35 so that extra-curricular activities can take place and still allow for students getting back home at reasonable times to do homework.

I am fortunate in that I live at the back of the school and he won't have to rely on public transport or having to carry everything on a bike.

countrykitten Sun 24-Mar-13 12:12:26

Indie Senior.
8.15pm - 4pm followed by up to 2 hours of extra activities (at least 2 a week are expected,most do 4)

trinity0097 Sat 23-Mar-13 17:45:32

Independent prep school where I work, currently 8.30 to 5.30, from sept 8.25 until 4.30 with optional to 5.30 ( basically whereas prep had to be done at school, they can now choose whether to stay and do it at school or do it at home)

Independent prep
8.20 - 3.45 (4.30 on Games afternoons)

Bunbaker Thu 21-Mar-13 07:31:58

State secondary 8.20 am to 2.50 pm.

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