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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)

ByTheWay1 Tue 19-Mar-13 20:32:23

state secondary 8.30 - 3.00

MrsExcited Tue 19-Mar-13 20:34:35

The one where i work


My old school


Same amount of Teaching time at both school (5hrs)

BrigitBigKnickers Tue 19-Mar-13 20:37:01

DD1- Independent: Mon- Thurs- 8.30 - 4pm
Friday 8.30am 3.30 pm plus after school activities such as CCF/ community service etc.

DD2-State academy grammar: 8.30am- 3.30 pm

eatyourveg Tue 19-Mar-13 20:39:04

8.30 - 4.00 private secondary
8.30 - 3.10 sn secondary

Myliferocks Tue 19-Mar-13 20:39:04

State middle school - 9.50-3.35
State upper secondary academy 9.45-3.45

Loshad Tue 19-Mar-13 20:40:45

my school 8:40-3:30 state academy - teaching time 5 h 25 min
dc indi 8:30-4
other dcs indi 8:45-4

Chubfuddler Tue 19-Mar-13 20:41:54

Independent prep 8.20 to 4pm

Sparklingbrook Tue 19-Mar-13 20:42:59

8.50-3.30 State secondary. Lunch at 1.20pm. shock

Chubfuddler Tue 19-Mar-13 20:43:05

The school I attended was a state grammar 8.45 to 3.20

Bumply Tue 19-Mar-13 20:47:18

8:35-3:35 mon-thur
8:35-12:35 fri
Scottish high school

Roisin Tue 19-Mar-13 20:47:40

The Free School I mentioned in the OP apparently has 35 hrs lessons a week, instead of the standard 25!

Apparently they have 30 mins per day silent reading.

But they've just had a grade 3 (requires improvement) from Ofsted, who have criticised the length of the school day.


sjupes Tue 19-Mar-13 20:49:12

My high school was 8.55 to 3.40 i think. Just a council school.

TwllBach Tue 19-Mar-13 20:49:18

The school bell goes at 9am but pupils are expected to be on the yard at 8.50 to line up for 8.55. School finishes at 3.30 and we have five hours five minutes teaching time. It's a foundation school.

TwllBach Tue 19-Mar-13 20:49:46

... Foundation primary school.

forevergreek Tue 19-Mar-13 20:51:14

My old school was state grammar, 8.25 - 4pm

Marmitelover55 Tue 19-Mar-13 20:52:37

My dd1 will be starting in september at a secondary girls academy that was formally a private school. I believe the school hours are 8.20-3.45, which seems a slightly longer day. I believe they have stuck with the old longer private school holidays though, so this must be to offset that.

BooksandaCuppa Tue 19-Mar-13 21:04:21

Ds: independent senior school - 8.40-4.00: 5hrs 15mins teaching (longer lunch and breaks).

I work: state grammar - 8.55-3.45: 5 hours teaching.

creamteas Tue 19-Mar-13 21:36:13

State comp 8.50-3.00, very short lunchbreak so still 5 hours teaching

MakeMineALargeRose Tue 19-Mar-13 21:37:10

State Grammar 8.45 to 3.35, 5 hours teaching.

AtiaoftheJulii Tue 19-Mar-13 22:42:05

State grammar - 8.25-3.10 (5hrs teaching plus moving time between lessons)
State grammar - 8.20-3.25 (5hr 20min teaching)
Comp - 8.40-3.00 (5hrs including moving time)

BackforGood Tue 19-Mar-13 23:15:07

ds - State comp - 8.30 to 3.05 (40 min break for lunch)
dd1 - state comp, when she went, converted to an academy 18months ago but no change as yet - 8.30 to 3.10 4 days a week, start at 9am the other day. Also get a fairly short lunch, but then get quite a long break in the morning.

Isthiscorrect Wed 20-Mar-13 02:42:05

Private UK curriculum school in ME.

Sun till Wed 7.45 till 3,
compulsory ECA's minimum three times a week until 4 (masses to choose from)
Thurs 7.45 till 1
Long holidays in the summer, short 2 day half terms
20 min break after 2 lessons, 40 min break after lesson 4, and 30 min study period daily after lunch.

piprabbit Wed 20-Mar-13 02:49:31

Our local secondary schools do 8:30am-3:00pm or 8:45am-2:45pm.
They seem to be set up to allow older siblings to collect younger children from the local primary schools, although that may just be a convenient side effect.

janji Wed 20-Mar-13 03:13:26

Independent prep school 8.30 - 4.30

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