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Orchard Park High School

The School Day

The school day is broken down in to five teaching periods. Students are issued a set timetable at the beginning of each academic year. A two week timetable is in place (A and B) made up of 24 lessons per week.

The school day starts with morning line up; students must arrive in school by no later than 8.25am to be registered. The school day ends when the school bell sounds at 3.05pm for Year 8-11 or 4.00pm following enrichment hour for Year 7. Students are dismissed from lesson 5, lesson 4 on Wednesdays, at the appropriate time. 

School Timetable

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8.25am

 

Line up

8.30 am

9.30am

Lesson 1

9.30am

10.30am

Lesson 2

10.30am

10.50am

Break

10.50am

10.55am

Line up

10.55am

11.20am

Reading/Assembly

11.20am

12.20pm

Lesson 3

12.20pm

1.20pm

Lesson 4

1.20pm

2.00pm

LUNCH

2.00pm

2.05pm

Line up

2.05pm

3.05pm

Lesson 5

3.15pm

Site closed to students unless
participating in a supervised club, activity or sanction - enrichment until 4pm

Wednesday Timings

8.25am

 

Line up

8.30 am

9.30am

Lesson 1

9.30am

10.30am

Lesson 2

10.30am

10.50am

Break

10.50am

10.55am

Line up

10.55am

11.20am

Reading/Assembly

11.20am

12.20pm

Lesson 3

12.20pm

1.00pm

LUNCH

1.00pm

1.05pm

Line up

1.05pm

2.05pm

Lesson 4

2.05pm

 

Dismissal

2.25pm onwards

 

CPD

Early Closure - Wednesdays

Wednesday afternoon the school closes early for staff CPD; students are dismissed after lesson 4 at 2:05pm. Early closures are in place to reduce the number of staff training days.

Opening Hours

The school opens at 7.55am each morning; students cannot be on the premises before this time. Should your child be involved in an incident before this time parents/carers will be responsible. Students can only remain in school after 3.05pm (2.05pm on Wednesdays) if they are participating in enrichment or being supervised by a member of staff and have received authorisation e.g. Detention, meeting with teacher, after school club or revision.

Form Time

Each student has a designated tutor who is responsible for their immediate care, support and guidance. Students meet with their form groups at the middle of each day. In addition to this each year group has an Academic Year Leader and a Pastoral Year Leader. 

Entrances

The main entrance for students is the School Canteen entrance. Parents/carers and other visitors are to use the reception entrance as all visitors must sign in for safeguarding reasons.