The Academy Day 

Students are registered during each period of the day. The statutory registration of students takes place at 8.45am and at 1.35pm at the start of Period 3. Prompt attendance is expected throughout the day. 

Hours of Attendance 

Monday to Friday inclusive: 

Time Activity Notes 
         8.00 a.m.   Breakfast club 
30 minutes  
Based in Sixteen07 
 8.30 a.m.   Arrival   SLT meet and greet on the gates. Form tutors in Tutor bases.  
 8.45 a.m.  PSHE 
30 minutes  
 Students will go to their tutor base 
 9.15 a.m.  Period 1 
100 minutes  
 Within this period, students will have a 25 minute break Year 7 & 8 – 10.20am-10.45am Year 9 -13 – 10.55am – 11.20am  
 11.20 a.m.  Period 2 
100 minutes 
 Within this period, scheduled a 35-minute lunch break  Years 7 – 8  12.25pm – 13.00pm Year 9 – 13  13.00pm – 13.35pm  
 1.35 p.m.  Period 3
 100 minutes  
3.15 p.m. Dismissal  Students dismissed from lesson 3  
3.15 p.m. Extra-curricular and Interventions    This time is available for extra-curricular clubs and pre-arranged interventions   
 3.15 p.m. – 4.05 p.m  Period 4  
for Sixthform only 


Parents should contact the Academy before 8.45am on the day of absence, and each day a student is not going to be in school, by completing the Absence Reporting Form. When a student has been off sick for more than three days, it is important for parents to contact the Academy to update us about the problem. 

Please notify the school of any infectious or contagious illness occurring in the household.  

Leave of Absence 

If a student needs to attend a medical appointment, then the Parent/Carer must complete the Appointment/Late Arrival Form . If a student requires a leave of absence for any other reason, an email should be sent to  

The leave of absence should be obtained before the day it is needed, except in an emergency.  

Before leaving the Academy, the student should report to Student Services and sign out. Students in Years 7-11 must be collected by parents/carers from Student Services unless an email, giving specific permission to leave the Academy alone, is received. On returning to the Academy, the student should immediately sign in and resume lessons. 

In Confidence 

If there are circumstances at home which may affect your child’s work or behaviour at the Academy (e.g. illness in the family), please notify the College Leader. Such information will be treated with discretion, though, if you wish, teaching staff will be informed in general terms that there is a problem. 

Leave of Absence for Family Holidays 

It is against the law to take your child out of school for a holiday. We have a strong belief that attendance and academic success go hand in hand so would urge that Academy term dates are adhered to, in accordance with recent guidelines. 

From the 1st September 2013 in accordance with the Education (Pupil Registration England) Regulations amendment of the 2006 Regulations, Tudor Grange Academies Trust will be complying with the amendment in that the Principal will not be authorising leave of absence unless there are “exceptional circumstances”. 

The Academy has a responsibility to safeguard every child on roll at the Academy and therefore a Leave of Absence form must be completed in any circumstances, three weeks before the planned leave and submitted to the office for the Principal’s decision. 

If the Academy has referred the student/family to the Local Authority for any form of legal action the absence will not be authorised even if it falls into an exceptional circumstances category. 

The parent/guardian should be made aware that if they do take a holiday in term time and it does not fall into the category exceptional circumstances, it will lead to the student being automatically marked as an unauthorised absence. The Academy will then consider whether to refer the matter to the Local Authority to take appropriate legal action